Former Menominee tribal officer agrees to plead guilty in sexting case
GREEN BAY (WLUK) – A former Menominee tribal police officer has agreed to plead guilty to having inappropriate social media contact with a teenage girl.
According to the 13-page plea deal, Basil O’Kimosh pleads guilty to attempting to get nude photos from the girl, while a second count would be dropped.
A hearing is scheduled for Friday to finalize the deal, and to likely set a sentencing date.
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.
A criminal complaint shows 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.