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Fired tribal officer convicted in sexting case

Basil O'Kimosh Jr. (Photo source: Brown Co. Jail)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – A former Menominee tribal police officer was convicted Friday of having inappropriate social media contact with a teenage girl.

Basil O’Kimosh Jr. will be sentenced June 11.

The count results in a potential sentence of 15-to-30 years in prison but the parties have agreed to recommend the minimum of 15 years, according to the plea agreement filed Thursday.

According to the criminal complaint, the girl told investigators O'Kimosh first contacted her on Facebook. In the complaint, the girl goes on to say the two continued to communicate frequently on Snapchat while O'Kimosh was working the overnight shift. She says it continued even after O'Kimosh, 39, learned she was only 15. The complaint states O'Kimosh admitted to sending sexual pictures, but denies any intent of having the girl perform sex acts on him.

The Menominee Tribal Police department fired O’Kimosh after learning of the allegations.

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