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.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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