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Doctor Gets 90 Days Jail for Child PornSubmitted: 02/14/2013
Story By Lyndsey Stemm

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.

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