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Jacobson sentenced on child porn charges Thursday

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Bruce Jacobson
Bruce Jacobson

RHINELANDER, WI (WXPR) - A former Rhinelander surgeon has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for possession of child pornography.

52 year old Bruce Jacobson could spend another 90 days in jail in Calumet county if the state thinks that would be needed.

Jacobson was arrested in 2011 after an investigation by state and county officials at his home. He had pled guilty to one charge of possessing child porn. 26 images were found in his home.

During sentencing in Oneida County Circuit Court, substitute Judge Jay Tlusty said Jacobson had done substantial work since his arrest to go into treatment for an addiction. He said Jacobson had no prior record was not a pedophile and was not a threat to the community. Tlusty ruled, “The court does believe that the three years of probation being recommended to the court is appropriate, and the court does adopt that joint recommendation. The court is going to withhold sentence, and place the defendant on probation for a period of three years.”

As one of seven conditions of probation, Jacobson was ordered to spend 90 days in jail, with a conditional additional 90 days. He also was forbidden to access the internet and must continue treatment and do 240 hours of community service. He will have to register as a sex offender.

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