May 28, 2008
Delafield, WI (The Weekly Vice) -- Craig A. Gullicksen, a 59 year old former music teacher at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin has been convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
Gullicksen, who taught at St. John's Academy for approximately 10 years was accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 10 year old girl over a 60 day period in 2007.
Police first became aware of the incidents when the victim disclosed the activity to her mother, who then contacted police. When police questioned Gullicksen, he allegedly told them that the girl was being truthful about the events. He also told police that he sexually assaulted the girl 5 to 10 times.
Gullicksen was found guilty of three counts of 4th-degree sexual assault of a child.
Although Gullicksen will not have to register as a sex offender, he was sentenced to 6 months in jail. He has also been sentenced to 3 years of probation and has been ordered to have no contact with the victim.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
As a side note, the unreported tragedy in this case (in our opinion) is that Gullicksen's wife has lung cancer. As a result of losing his job, Gullicksen's health care insurance will be running out soon, which of course is essential to his wife's cancer treatment. We are not aware of any other provisions she'll have for treatment and since it is a pre-existing condition, she'll fall into a position that no non employment insurance carriers will want to touch.
We aren't comparing tragedies here as they are both horrible situations. But we want to make a point that in cases such as these, there are multiple victims who are effected by this kind of activity. The victim AND the various family members who surround both parties.
We genuinely hope that the little girl will be young enough, that she'll be able to overcome these events with time. We also send our best wishes out to another innocent party, Mr. Gullicksen's wife who is also battling a horrible disease.
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