UPDATE: MN man sentenced for trying to have sex with minor in Eau Claire

UPDATE:
Eau Claire (WQOW)
– A Minnesota man who drove to Eau Claire to have sex with a child, but was really caught in a sex sting, was sentenced Friday.

Spencer Kuehl, 54, was initially accused of responding to an ad placed by an undercover officer offering children for sex.  

Kuehl was arrested at Hobbs Ice Arena after offering $200 dollars for sex with an 11-year-old girl.

Friday, a judge sentenced him to eight years probation and six months in jail after Kuehl pleaded guilty to charges of enticing a child.


Posted: January 26, 2018
Eau Claire (WQOW)
– A Minnesota man is bound over for trial after he was charged with two felonies after being caught in a child sex sting.  
 
Spencer Kuehl is charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a child, as well as enticement.

According to the complaint, an undercover officer posed as a father, offering his 8 and 11-year-old daughters up for sex. Kuehl responded to the ad, sending a picture of himself. Police ran that picture, and were able to identify him from a prior prostitution charge. Kuehl offered the undercover officer $200 for sex with the 11-year-old girl.

When he arrived at the meeting spot, Hobbs Ice Arena, he was taken into custody.

Police said he admitted to being in Eau Claire to have sex with a young girl. His hearing is scheduled for March.

If convicted on all the charges, Kuehl could spend up to 85 years behind bars.
 

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