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RUSK COUNTY -- A criminal complaint was filed on May 2, 2022, in Rusk County Circuit Court, charging 33-year-old convicted sex offender Kai Rasmussen with using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.
In May 2021, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office received information that a convicted sex offender was having contact with a 13-year-old female. When law enforcement interviewed the underage female they learned that Rasmussen had been messaging with the female after he became ‘friends’ with her on a social media platform.
Rasmussen allegedly described to the underage female in graphic sexual detail what he wished to do to her and also attempted to convince the female to engage in a video chat with him and undress during the video chat.
Charges of Class C Felony Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Child Sex Crime, Class D Felony Child Enticement, and Class I Felony Expose a Child to Harmful Descriptions have been filed against Rasmussen.
Online circuit court records show that Rasmussen was previously convicted in 2015 of Class D Felony Child Enticement-Cause Mental/Bodily Harm. He initially received a withheld sentence with 5 years of probation, which was revoked in 2017 at which time he received a prison sentence of 4 years initial confinement and 4 years of extended supervision. Following the investigation into the new allegations against him, Rasmussen was revoked from extended supervision in August 2021 and returned to prison, according to online Wisconsin Department of Corrections records.
At the time of this post, Rasmussen is in the custody of the Racine Correctional facility and is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Rusk County Circuit Court in August 2022 regarding the new charges filed against him.
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