Former police chief sentenced in sexual assault case

Courtesy: Clark County Sheriff’s Office
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THORP, Wis. (WEAU) -- The former police chief of Thorp accused of sexually assaulting a young girl is sentenced.

74-year-old Richard Boie was sentenced Wednesday, July 11 in Clark County to five years in state prison and 12 years of extended supervision.

Boie was found guilty in April to a charge of repated sexual assault of the same child.

According to a criminal complaint, the girl -who was around six years old when the assaults happened - told investigators Boie touched her in her private areas on more than one occasion.

The complaint says it happened at Boie's home, and that he told her not to tell anyone.

The city administrator says Boie was the police chief from 1970-1978.

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