RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander doctor convicted of having child pornography will serve 90 days in jail.
Former surgeon, Bruce Jacobson, was sentenced today in Oneida County court.
The charge carries a presumptive sentence of three years. That means if the judge decides it's appropriate, they can reduce the sentence.
Today Assistant District Attorney Scott Moller asked the judge to do that.
"A downward departure is appropriate in this matter. And that he can be put on probation with jail as a condition of probation, and still serve the best interest of the community and not harm the public," says Moller.
Both Moller and the defense recommended a stayed sentence of three years probation, with six months jail as a condition of probation.
An Oneida County detective testified Jacobson's case wasn't as extreme as others he's investigated.
"Was there any evidence that came forth during the entirety of the investigation to show that Dr. Jacobson had any inappropriate conduct with children?" asked Defense Attorney Jeff Jackomino.
"No, sir," says Detective David Kroll.
A psychiatrist testified Jacobson showed no signs of pedophilia.
The defense also argued Jacobson is actively participating in many forms of treatment.
Judge Jay Tlusty sentenced Jacobson to 90 days in jail, and three years probation. Jacobson will not be able to use the internet until a probation officer lets him.
EAGLE RIVER - Soccer players may need to wait for the snow on their fields to melt. But they know cabin fever is starting to set in, and it's the perfect time to capitalize on it.
The 7th annual Cabin Fever Indoor Soccer Tournament kicked off today at Northland Pines High School. The event raises money for the schoolís boy's and girl's soccer teams.
"This was an opportunity to have an indoor soccer program so the kids can do something in the winter," says tournament director Steve Gilbert. "There was a need for a fundraiser so we thought why not have a tournament. There are other tournaments in the region, why not have one here with this tremendous facility that we have here at Pines."
Nearly 100 5th through 8th graders played in the co-ed soccer matches. Their participation makes it possible for the team to buy new equipment.
"It allows us to buy things that maybe the school can't afford to buy for them, so different types of warm-ups, equipment out on the field," says Gilbert. "One time we bought a camera for them so we could film their games. So it's going to good causes."
RHINELANDER - Wisconsinís attorney general enforces and defends laws made by the state, but one of Wisconsinís candidates for the position believes his opponents will only pick and choose.
Right now Republican Candidate Brad Schimel, Waukesha County district attorney, faces three Democrats, Rep. Jon Richards, Susan Happ and Ismael Ozanne. Richards represents a portion of Milwaukee in the State Assymbly. Happ is the Jefferson County District Attorney. Ozanne is the Dane County District Attorney.
Schimel says some of his opponents, especially Richard will only enforce laws they agree with.
"That's problematic and I believe that's not what the attorney general should be doing, that's a crusade, that's a policy maker," Schimel said. "If Rep. Richards wants to do that then he should stay in the legislature."
Richards has been in the Legislature since 1998.
Newswatch 12 asked him Friday if he would pick and choose laws to enforce.
He said heíd look at the constitution to determine how he would enforce laws in Wisconsin.
"I can grantee you there are plenty of laws that I voted against that I will end up enforcing and making sure that we implement," Richards said, "And there are some laws that I think clearly violate the U-S constitution or the state constitution and we'll be taking a hard look at those."
Democratic candidates Susan Happ and Ismael Ozanne were not available before running this story.
Richards was touring the Northwoods Friday talking to media and district attorneys in the area.
The Democratic primary is set for August 12th. Election day is Nov. 4, 2014.
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