Eau Claire County (WQOW) - An area man convicted of trying to set up a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl is going to prison.
Larry Aspen, from Osseo, was sentenced Friday by Judge Jon Theisen to four years behind bars.
He was charged last fall after setting up the encounter with the girl - who was actually an undercover officer.
Aspen was previously convicted in Ohio of sending a nude picture to a 13-year-old girl.
When he gets out of prison, he must register as a sex offender, and will be on supervision for 10 years.
Posted October 2017
Eau Claire County (WQOW) - A convicted sex offender could spend 85 years behind bars after trying to meet, who he thought, was a 13-year-old girl for sex.
Larry O. Aspen, of Osseo is charged with three felonies: second degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.
According to the criminal complaint, Aspen responded to a Craigslist ad posted by an undercover Eau Claire police officer, who was pretending to be a 13-year-old girl.
The 39-year-old was arrested in Carson Park, where he thought he was meeting up with the girl for oral sex. Detectives found a condom, mouthwash and cigarettes inside his vehicle. Aspen admitted to police he was at Braun's Bay to meet a 13-year-old girl.
Aspen is due back in court October 24th for a preliminary hearing.