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Fond du Lac man faces 500 years in prison for sexually assaulting children

Posted: 6:00 PM, Nov 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 16:52:03Z

A Fond du Lac County District Attorney says a man could face 500 years in prison after being found guilty of 44 counts involving sexual assaults of children, drug charges involving children, and other related charges. 

On Wednesday, a jury handed down the guilty verdict for James O. Rasmussen. The District Attorney says Rasmussen was providing marijuana to various children between April 2013 and August 2015. The District Attorney says Rasmussen also sexually assaulted two of the children, both of whom were around 11 years old at the time.

The trial began November 5th and involved 9 days of court and testimony from over a dozen witnesses. The D.A. says the children also testified in the trial. 

Rasmussen faces approximately 500 years of initial prison confinement. His sentencing is scheduled for February 8, 2019.