Fired Menominee tribal officer sentenced in sexting case

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

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WLUK) -- A former Menominee tribal police officer was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for having inappropriate social media contact with a teenage girl.

Basil O’Kimosh previously pleaded guilty to attempting to get nude photos from the girl, 15. He will also spend eight years in supervised release after his prison term, according to court official.

A criminal complaint says 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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