Former pro wrestler 'Buck' Zumhofe gets 25 years for sex crimes


The former professional wrestler who went by the name "Buck Rock N' Roll" Zumhofe was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison Thursday for molesting a close female relative, Forum News Service reports.

The 63-year-old Zumhofe – whose real name is Eugene Otto Zumhofe – was sentenced in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar to a total of 310 months in prison on two first-degree and two third-degree counts of criminal sexual conduct.

The judge in the case sentenced Zumhofe to serve the sentences consecutively. He was also sentenced to 10 years of conditional release, fined $200, and ordered to register as a predatory offender.

Zumhofe, of Cyrus, Minnesota, was a pro wrestler in the 1980s and 1990s. He was convicted of the charges in March and attempted to flee the courtroom after the verdict, but was tackled and restrained by police officers, the blog Wrestling News Source says.

Forum News Service says Zumhofe was accused of criminal sexual conduct with a close, female relative during a span of 12 years – beginning when the victim was 15 years old and living with him in New London.

The victim was 29 as of March.

Zumhofe was charged with 12 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct in May 2013 and pleaded not guilty to the charges in July.

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