Habitual Batterer Sentenced to Prison

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN —Viktor V. Protasoff, 38, of Wilson, Michigan, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for domestic assault by a habitual offender, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today.

In addition to the prison term, Senior U.S. District Judge R. Allan Edgar ordered Protasoff to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison and to pay a $100 special assessment.

Protasoff pleaded guilty to a federal indictment charging him with domestic assault by a habitual offender on December 21, 2011. The charge stemmed from an incident at the victim’s residence on the Hannahville Indian Community residence on October 2, 2011, during which Protasoff assaulted his girlfriend, a member of the Hannahville Indian Community tribe, pulling her hair and striking her in the head and chest. Protasoff was previously convicted of domestic violence on three separate occasions in Alger and Delta County courts.

The Hannahville Tribal Police Department and special agents of the FBI investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul D. Lochner and Maarten Vermaat prosecuted it.