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No jail time for Jones

By Staff | Aug 17, 2009

A 39-year-old Blue Earth man was placed on supervised probation and not behind bars for child pornography and having sex with a teen girl.

In May, Bryan Wayne Jones pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a 16-year-old girl and possessing pornographic work.

On Monday in Faribault County District Court, County Attorney Brian Roverud told Judge Douglas Richards a victim’s statement was received and asked the judge that he follow a probation agent’s recommendation.

Richards gave Jones a stayed sentence of 36 months and 15 years probation on the third-degree charge.

On the second count, Jones faces a 20-month prison sentence if the stay of imposition is revoked.

Richards followed recommendations of a pre-sentence investigation. The judge sentenced Jones according to the state’s guidelines for sexualoffenders.

If Jones fails to meet certain conditions he will do prison time.

Jones was fined $2,085 and $585 and also must pay $1,000 out-of-pocket costs for sex offender treatment.

He may not possess, purchase or have sexual explicit materials in his home or enter establishments with such material.

In addition, he may not use or possess any electronic device capable of receiving data or other online services, unless approved by the probation agent and is subject to searches.

Jones must register as a predatory offender with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

He was sentenced to 120 days in the county jail, but has already served the required two-thirds.

Other probation conditions include:

• submit to a chemical use assessment within 10 days of being sentenced;

• no direct or indirect contact with the victim or any female under age 18;

• submit a DNA sample;

• abstain from alcohol or mood-altering substances not prescribed by a licensed physician;

• submit to random testing.