Following an appeal, a Sherburn man’s sentence on five counts related to trying to solicit a child to engage in sexual conduct will be reworked.
Jerrad Juhl was convicted in Brown County in 2016 of trying to hire an underage girl for sex and other related charges; the sentences were stayed so long as he successfully completed probation, but he ordered to serve four months in the county jail.
However, Juhl’s lawyer argued that imposing multiple sentences for a “single criminal objective” is prohibited by state law.
A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals agreed and sent the case back to Brown County for resentencing.
The panel heard the appeal in September at the Blue Earth County Justice Center in Mankato in September.