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Fmr. Pro Wrestler Accused Of Sexually Abusing Family Member

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A former AWA professional wrestler has been arrested and charged with allegedly sexually abusing a family member in Kandiyohi County, according Kandiyohi County authorities.

Sixty-two-year-old Eugene Zumhofe, also known as Buck “Rock n’ Roll” Zumhofe, faces 12 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct, including seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct of a minor under 16 years of age and six felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct of a person at least 16 but under 18 years of age.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim, now 29 years old, told the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office that she was sexually abused by Zumhofe starting in 1999 and continuing until 2001. The victim was living at Zumhofe’s home at the time.

The victim estimated that there were 1,800 separate acts of sexual abuse during the time in question. The victim did not report the sexual abuse until seeking therapy and medical attention in 2012.

When the victim left Zumhofe’s home in June of 2011, he allegedly became violent and threatened the victim, the victim’s spouse and others. He also threatened suicide, and is a public safety and flight risk — particularly for suicide, the complaint said.

Zumhofe, who was arrested Monday, has a criminal history, including a 1989 fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct conviction in Carver County and a 1999 domestic abuse violation for protection conviction in Kandiyohi County.

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