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By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — A 45-year-old former Colfax man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision after a jury found him guilty of five felony counts related to the sexual assault of a child.
Jeffrey M. McCulloch appeared with his attorney, Matthew Krische, before Judge Christina Mayer for a sentencing hearing May 3, according to online court records.
A jury found McCulloch guilty following a three-day trial in February.
During the sentencing hearing, Judge Mayer denied a motion for a new trial.
All together, McCulloch was sentenced to 86 years of initial confinement and 30 years of extended supervision, but Judge Mayer ordered that the sentences run concurrently rather than consecutively.
McCulloch was convicted of three Class B felonies and two Class C felonies, and under state law, a Class B felony carries a potential penalty of imprisonment not to exceed 60 years, while a Class C felony carries a potential penalty of imprisonment not to exceed 40 years and/or a fine of up to $100,000.
On Count 1, McCulloch was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of extended supervision; on Count 2 he was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision; on Count 3, he was sentenced to 16 years in prison and four years of extended supervision; on Count 4, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision; and on Count 5 he was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of extended supervision.
McCulloch also was ordered to pay $518 in court costs on each count, for a total of $2,590.
In addition, Judge Mayer imposed a number of conditions, including that McCulloch is no longer allowed to own a firearm, is no longer allowed to vote until his rights have been restored, and that McCulloch must register as a sex offender for life and have no contact with three individuals listed in the court record by their initials.
McCulloch must, as well, have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 years old without permission from his probation agent, must complete all programming as recommended by the agent and must pay all court-ordered obligations.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim told investigators McCulloch had sexually assaulted her over a period of about 10 years.
Bail was set for McCulloch at $30,000 cash by Judge James Peterson in June of 2020, and McCulloch posted the cash bail on the same day.