On July 31, a sentencing hearing was held before Morrison County District Court Judge Doug Anderson in Little Falls. Previously, on May 29, defendant Bob Matt Jaschke, 39, of Little Falls, pleaded guilty to criminal sexual conduct in the second degree.
At the sentencing hearing, Jaschke’s attorney, John Ellenbecker, asked the court not to send the defendant to prison, but rather put him on probation based on his having no criminal record. Assistant Morrison County Attorney Todd Kosovich argued that the defendant failed to meet any of six factors required to depart from the guideline sentence.
According to the criminal complaint Aug. 13, 2013, a child protection worker and an officer with the Little Falls Police Department spoke with Jaschke regarding allegations that he had sexually abused a child. Jaschke admitted that he had sexual contact with the child approximately five to eight times. He said this occurred several years ago. The sexual contact occurred at Jaschke’s residence in Little Falls.
Judge Anderson sentenced Jaschke to 90 months in prison pursuant to the state’s sentencing guidelines. He was immediately taken into custody after the hearing. Jaschke was ordered to provide a DNA sample for storage and comparison by the BCA. Jaschke will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.