Barron County (WQOW) – It took less than 45 minutes for a Barron County jury to reach a verdict in a child sex sting case.
Prosecutors say Jay Hoppe, of Baldwin, responded to an ad from a 15-year-old girl interested in meeting older men.
In March of 2018, he arranged to meet the girl for sex. Instead, he was communicating with a Rice Lake cop and was arrested at the arranged meeting spot.
Thursday, the jury found Hoppe guilty of all three counts against him, including attempted 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and child enticement.
He faces a maximum penalty of more than 100 years in prison at his sentencing in July.