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Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

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On Oct. 2, a jury in Bayfield County Circuit Court found former tribal judge Floyd W. Hipsher, 46, of the town of Bayfield guilty on a charge of repeated acts of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16. The felony is punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 65 years. Hipsher, a logger posted $10,000 cash bond and was released pending sentencing. Ashland County Circuit Judge Robert Eaton, who presided over the case, scheduled a sentencing hearing Nov. 26.