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Former pro wrestler gets 25 years for sex crimes

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WILLMAR, Minn. -- A former professional wrestler was sentenced Thursday to more than 25 years in prison for molesting a close female relative over a period of years.

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Eugene Otto Zumhofe, 63, of Cyrus, received a total of 310 months in prison on two first-degree and two third-degree counts of criminal sexual conduct. The judge ordered the sentences on the four counts to be served consecutively.

As part of the sentence in Kandiyohi County District Court, Zumhofe also must serve 10 years of conditional release, pay $200 in fines and register as a predatory offender.

The woman reported the abuse after seeking therapy and medical care in 2012. She testified during the trial that there were hundreds of acts of sexual abuse over a period of years from 1999 to 2011, starting when she was 15.

Zumhofe, a former pro wrestler known as “Buck Rock ’N’ Roll Zumhofe’’ in the 1980s and early 1990s, also faces a felony charge of escape from custody. His first court appearance on that charge had been scheduled with the sentence but was delayed until today.

The allegations include that Zumhofe ran from corrections officers and sheriff’s deputies March 5 after the guilty verdicts were read.

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