Charges Keep Racking Up for Person of Interest in Wetterling Case

A federal grand jury has added more child porn charges against a “person of interest” in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling.

The 25-count indictment lets prosecutors proceed against 52-year-old Danny Heinrich, of Annandale.

It supersedes a five-count criminal complaint filed in October when Heinrich was arrested.

The indictment makes no mention of the Wetterling case.

Heinrich has denied any involvement in the disappearance of Wetterling, who was 11 when he was kidnapped in 1989 near his home in St. Joseph.

Authorities have stopped short of calling Heinrich a suspect in the case.