Judge orders former police officer held in sexting case

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

GREEN BAY (WLUK) – A former Menominee Tribal police officer will be held in custody while the case against him for sexting a teenage girl continues.

Basil O’Kimosh is charged in federal court with three counts, including engaging in sexually explicit conduct with a minor.

At a detention hearing Tuesday, a federal magistrate judge granted a prosecutor’s request that O’Kimosh be held in custody, court records show.

His next court date is a preliminary hearing on Nov. 16. No trial date has been set.

A criminal complaint shows the girl told investigators O'Kimosh first contacted her on Facebook in January. 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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