"Rock n' Roll" Buck Zumhofe allegedly sexually abused his daughter between 1999 and 2011

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Zumhofe was known for lugging a boombox to the ring.
Former AWA star and WWF wrestler "Rock n' Roll" Buck Zumhofe faces 12 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly sexually abusing a female relative 1,800 times between 1999 and 2011, when the woman, then age 29, finally left his Cyrus, Minnesota, home.

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Slam! Sports reports that the female relative in question is Zumhofe's daughter.

According to the West Central Tribune, Zumhofe, who has been working as a wrestling promoter in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Wisconsin (Bluestem Prairie reports that he actually promoted this infamous event), allegedly starting having sex with the victim when she was 15, shortly after she moved in with him.

"The abuse began with his touching her breasts and then oral sex. Zumhofe also made her dance in front of him in bra and panties and watch pornography with him," the Tribune writes, citing the criminal complaint. "After about two weeks, the abuse progressed to intercourse two to three times a day. In later years, intercourse took place two to three times a week until the woman left in June 2011."
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Zumhofe's mugshot


Last year, the woman told a therapist about the alleged abuse, and it was then reported to police. She estimates she was abused by Zumhofe 1,800 times in the 12 years she lived with him.

According to the complaint, the victim's mother tried to intervene and remove the girl from the house while she was still a teenager. But Zumhofe said he'd kill himself if she left, so the girl stayed and ended up allegedly enduring many more years of abuse.

The complaint also suggests that others had an inkling about the relationship between Zumhofe and his relative before police got involved.

"Various witnesses were aware of aspects of the relationship while it was ongoing. Some had seen Zumhofe kissing her in public and 'dirty dancing' with her at a New London-Spicer High School Dance," the Tribune, citing the complaint, writes. "A college friend was invited to join a threesome but declined. Others allegedly knew the two shared a bed in Zumhofe's home."

One of Zumhofe's runs in the Minneapolis-based American Wrestling Association was cut short when he was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 1989. He ended up serving three years in the Stillwater prison.

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OmahaMeg
OmahaMeg

It wasn't his step-daughter; it was his *daughter*. And MANY MANY people knew about AND reported it to authorities. And, really, her mom didn't yank her out of there?? Who cares if he would have committed suicide? It would have saved lots of people a lot of grief.

p.lindberg
p.lindberg

People definitely need to start speaking up when they have these "inklings."  I almost find them to be just as guilty as him for letting it continue.  Remember the famous "Kitty" murder in NYC in the 60's??  A bunch of neighbors heard her getting stabbed and screaming for help, but every one of them thought that someone else would call the police....no police were called until her dead body was laying in the street.  People need to be proactive when it comes to this stuff.  

Penny Hill
Penny Hill

I do not doubt that one bit. Eugene "Buck" was known for hitting on teenage girls when his raggidy ass Ringside Bar was open in Hamburg. He once acknowleged to me that he and my dad were in the same class at Central NYA. Shortly thereafter, I went in the bar to buy smokes (they sold to minors as a common practice). While I was waiting for my Marlboros he walked by, recognized me and stopped to chat and within a minute he told me to "go on upstairs" and nodded toward his apartment above the bar. I asked, "what for?" He looked at his bartender and said, "Is this kid dumb or what?!" Then he gave me the creepiest lewd look I'd ever experienced, and continued on his way up the stairs. That was enough right there to make me feel violated. What a fkkn swine! I truly hope justice prevails and his ass gets imprisoned where it can get violated on a daily basis.

Lisa Andrews
Lisa Andrews

Just disgusting. The headline says it was his daughter? I saw that it mentioned she met him in 1998, the year before she moved in with him. I cannot imagine how awful this must be. They should have kept him in Stillwater when he was charged with CSC in the 80's. How awful.

kittie.lachatte
kittie.lachatte

I can't believe that person didn't say anything about being asked to sleep with him and his daughter! Even if it was just a step-daughter. WTF, people?

tastypastry
tastypastry

should've just let him kill himself.

Annissa Johnson
Annissa Johnson

Seriously people need to do/say something when you have an inkling about horrible crap like this going on! And the friend who was allegedly asked for a threesome should have reported it to someone that she had first hand knowledge of him abusing his daughter. It's just terribly sad how complacent people can be not wanting to get involved.... The whole thing is just awful.

Nick Warhead
Nick Warhead

What the fuck is wrong with people? He was a pretty crappy wrestler anyways..

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Jesus, this is fucked up.  How does a grown man dirty dance with his daughter in public and not get arrested?  

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