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Former Rhinelander Police Officer Convicted of Multiple Crimes


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that Gregory R. DeRosier was convicted of multiple crimes by an Oneida County jury on December 1, 2011. Gregory DeRosier was originally charged with crimes in two separate cases; 10CF196 and 11CF48. Oneida County Judge Mangerson granted a motion for joinder by the State on October 4, 2011 which authorized the cases to be tried together. The joint trial was held November 28th through December 1, 2011. The jury deliberated for more than fourteen hours before convicting Gregory DeRosier of third degree sexual assault, battery, felony intimidation of a witness, two counts of felony bail jumping and threatening a witness.


At trial, the State proved that on October 3-4, 2010, Gregory DeRosier became upset with the victim and repeatedly struck her with his fist leaving significant arm bruising. After the physical assault, Gregory DeRosier then had nonconsensual intercourse with the victim. The State also proved that on March 8, 2011, while at the Oneida County Courthouse Gregory DeRosier threatened to kill the victim contrary to a no contact bail condition. At conclusion of the trial Judge Mangerson set bail at $25,000 and Gregory DeRosier was taken into custody. The sentencing hearing has been set for January 25, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.


This matter was investigated by the Oneida County Sheriff's Department and Rhinelander Police Department. The Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Service Specialist Jennifer Rhodes provided victim services in this case. Assistant Attorney General Karie Cattanach represented the State of Wisconsin in this prosecution.