MENOMONIE — A 29-year-old Spring Valley man pleaded no contest Monday to a felony charge stemming from him sending a Facebook message of his private parts to a 16-year-old girl.
Dunn County Judge Rod Smeltzer found Cory A. Mandelkow, formerly of Knapp, guilty of exposing a child to harmful materials Feb. 2-3, 2016. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing is scheduled Jan. 2.
During a plea hearing Monday, assistant district attorney Andrew Maki said the prosecution planned to recommend Mandelkow serve three years of probation, one year in jail, have no unsupervised contact with juvenile girls, sex offender assessment and follow through and $518 court costs.
According to the criminal complaint:
Menomonie police received a report from the girl’s father that Mandelkow had sent her messages that then turned sexual. The girl blocked Mandelkow from sending any further messages and deleted them.
The girl told police she friended Mandelkow because she thought he was a friend of her father’s. She said Mandelkow knew she was 16 years old at that time, and he said he did not care.
When contacted by police, Mandelkow initially said his Facebook account had been hacked. He then admitted he contacted the girl but thought she was 18.
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