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A man accused of having improper contact with females who had been jailed in Oneida County resigned this week.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office says Jacob Petitt, 26, resigned from his position as a corrections officer on Wednesday.

Petitt appeared in Oneida County Circuit Court this week on charges of Solicitation of Prostitution and Misconduct in Public Office.

Both of the charges are felonies.

A $1,000 cash bond was set, with a requirement that Petitt not leave Oneida County.

He’ll be back in court January 20th for a preliminary hearing.

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A correctional officer with the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested on charges involving women incarcerated at the jail.

Jacob Petit, 26, was arrested for Solicitation of Prostitution and Misconduct in Public Office. Petit is employed by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

The arrest was made Monday in coordination with the Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation.

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A Woodruff man is facing child pornography charges in Oneida County.

Police arrested Alexander Beda, 26, on Friday.

He’s facing 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said the arrest was a coordinated effort between it, the State of Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation, the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Woodruff Police Department.

The Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is on-going. Beda has his first court appearance Friday afternoon.

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A Rhinelander man charged with trafficking of a child appeared in Marathon County Court Tuesday.

Paul Osterman, 34, was arrested Monday after a two-year investigation.

Court documents show a history of messages on the “Meet Me” app of a man using a variety of names. There 11 different incidents where the man tells the person he’s messaging he can pay a lot of money if they can get him a “much younger girl.”

Deputies from several Northwoods sheriff’s offices are in Kenosha, helping manage protests following the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Blake, a Black man, was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police officers. Protests, both peaceful and violent, have followed.

Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman sent a team of his deputies to Kenosha on Monday, responding to a request from Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth.

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A Rhinelander man now faces a federal indictment for trying to entice a child into sex.

A federal grand jury returned the indictment against Richard Duellman, 42, on Wednesday.

Duellman is accused of trying to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex when he was arrested last Tuesday by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.

If convicted in federal court, Duellman faces a mandatory minimum penalty of ten years and a maximum of life in federal prison.

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On Tuesday, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Rhinelander man for attempted child sexual assault.

Forty-two-year-old Richard Duellman thought he was meeting up with a 15-year-old girl for sex when he was arrested.

An Internet Crimes Against Children investigation led deputies to Duellman, said Oneida County Sheriff’s Captain Terri Hook.

“I’m sure, [on Tuesday], if there was a 15-year-old girl that met Mr. Duellman, we would have another victim, another child victim, of sexual assault by an adult,” Hook said.

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On Monday morning, police released the name of the man killed in an Independence Day motorcycle crash in Oneida County.

Christopher Trzcinski, 65, of Eagle River died at the scene.

On Saturday afternoon, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a motorcycle in a ditch on Lone Pine Road in the Town of Sugar Camp.

When they arrived, deputies found Trzcinski dead. There were no other vehicles involved.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.

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Rhinelander City Administrator Daniel Guild is in Oneida County Jail after his arrest Monday morning by Oneida County Sheriff’s deputies.

The arrest was made on suspicion of Misconduct in Public Office, a felony.

Deputies arrested Guild during a traffic stop on Highway 8 west of Rhinelander, according to Oneida County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dan Hess.  The traffic stop was made with the express purpose of making the arrest.