Former ski patrol employee sentenced


Staff Writer

STURGEON BAY, Wis. – A former ski patrol employee of Pine Mountain Resort will have to spend three months in jail for a misdemeanor, and three years probation on a deferred felony related to inappropriate contact with female teenagers while jet-skiing at a cabin in Door County.

Russell B. Reynolds, 56, of Green Bay, Wis., was ordered to serve 103 days in jail as part of his probation for fourth degree sexual assault, a misdemeanor. He must serve his time in jail from May 23, 2014 to Sept. 2, 2014 in any Wisconsin county.

Reynolds is on a deferred sentence of three years probation for a felony charge of child enticement-expose a sex organ. He entered an Alford plea (no contest) but was not found guilty, but if he violates the deferred agreement, he will be found guilty of the felony charge.

Conditions of his probation are that he not to have any contact with the victims or their families in this case, except for required medication agreement, counseling or letter of apology as required.

He is also not to have unsupervised contact with the victims or any juveniles other than his own family.

Restitution is set in the amount of $6,363.30. He must pay a $500 fine on each of the three counts to which he entered pleas.

Reynolds was also charged with two counts of fourth degree sexual assault and one count of child enticement-expose sex organ. No additional conditions were set on those charges.

Dismissed but read in for sentencing purposes are one count of first degree child sex assault – sexual contact with person under age of 13 and child enticement-expose sex organ, both felonies.

The charges stem from incidents that occurred between May 31, 2008, and Aug. 31, 2012.

According to the criminal complaint, on separate occasions in May and July in 2008, Reynolds reached under the swimsuits of two preteen girls and touched them inappropriately while jet-skiing.

The teenagers were members of a family staying at a cabin in the town of Sturgeon Bay, where Reynolds also has a cottage.

Then last August, Reynolds was accused in another incident with a younger girl in which he made suggestive comments and grabbed her chest over her clothing.

Reynolds was once employed as a ski patrol employee for the Pine Mountain Resort, but he was not allowed to return after charges were filed against him, according to officials at the resort.

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