Fond du Lac man sentenced to 265 years for child sex assaults, other crimes

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) - James Rasmussen will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Rasmussen, age 36, was convicted on 44 counts including first-degree sexual assault of children under 13, second-degree sexual assault by use of force, child enticement, and distributing marijuana to minors.

Friday, a Fond du Lac County judge sentenced Rasmussen, age 35, to 265 years in state custody: 203 years of prison confinement followed by 62 years of extended supervision.

The probation is just a formality. District Attorney Eric Tony says Rasmussen is ineligible for any early release programs.

According to Tony, Judge Wirtz called Rasmussen's behavior "monstrous, narcissistic and predatory" and said Rasmussen was "categorically remorseless."

Rasmussen was convicted by a jury after a 9-day trial in November.

He was initially charged with 50 crimes, including sexual intercourse with a person under 12, sexual contact with a person under 13, exposing himself to a child, second-degree sexual assault, child enticement with drugs, distributing THC to minors, intent to contribute to the delinquency of a minor, intimidating a victim with threat of force, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The prosecutor says the crimes were committed from April 2013 to August 2015.

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