Barron County (WQOW) — A Baldwin man, convicted by a jury in a child sex sting in June, will spend time behind bars.
Prosecutors said Jay Hoppe, 36, 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 police officer. Hoppe was arrested at the arranged meeting spot.
June 6, a 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.
Wednesday, Barron County Judge James Babler sentenced Hoppe to five years in prison followed by five years of extended supervision. He must also register as a sex offender for life.