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Hilmer asks for bond reduction in Oneida Co. attempted child sex assault case
RHINELANDER - A 20-year-old man accused of trying to meet up with a teenager for sex hoped to get his bond reduced in Oneida County Court on Tuesday morning.

Bradley Hilmer, of Woodruff, appeared in custody via video for his preliminary hearing before judge Michael Bloom.

According to online court records, Hilmer's attorney Mary Roth Burns told the court Hilmer's parents would be willing to co-sign on a lower bond. Assistant District Attorney Jillian Pfeiffer asked Bloom to maintain the current $5,000 cash bond.

Bloom noted Hilmer's history which included a conviction of sending obscene pictures when he was 17, and denied Burns' request.

Police arrested Hilmer on May 6 after he showed up at a Minocqua gas station. An undercover Oneida County Sheriff's detective had been talking with Hilmer for several weeks, posing as a 15-year-old girl. Hilmer is accused of sending sexually explicit messages and hoped to meet up for sex with the "teen", according to the criminal complaint.

In a previous case, Hilmer reached a plea deal in April 2016 after he was charged with sending numerous obscene messages and pictures to underage girls. A judge sentenced Hilmer to three years of probation in that case, which he completed just weeks before these new allegations.

Tuesday morning, Hilmer also waived hearing evidence the state has against him.  Bloom found enough evidence to move the case toward a trial.

Hilmer faces a combined 60 years in prison, if convicted. He will be back in court to enter a plea on June 3.  

In addition to the $5,000 cash bond, Hilmer is not allowed to be in contact with anyone under the age of 18 and he cannot use the internet.

Story By: Lane Kimble

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