Firefighter and Town Clerk sentenced for sex assault

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POLK COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)-- A prominent Western Wisconsin man is sentenced in a child abuse case.

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Virgil Hansen, 67, who was a firefighter, farmer and Town Clerk in Milltown, was sentenced in Polk County to four years in prison and four years extended supervision for repeatedly sexually and physically abusing the same boy from 2013 to 2015.

Hansen initially faced seven felony charges, but entered a plea deal in November to an amended set of charges, two counts of child abuse and one count of causing mental harm to a child.

The criminal complaint states Hansen repeatedly tied up, blindfolded, and physically and sexually abused the boy from the time he was 13 to the time he was 15.