Grand Forks Man Given 40 Years for Child Sex Abuse
The abuse took place from February until July 2018.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.–A Grand Forks man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl.
Judge John Thelen went along with the state’s sentencing recommendation for Jeffrey Krogstad, citing concerns that the 53-year-old sex offender would reoffend if given the opportunity.
Jurors found Krogstad guilty of gross sexual imposition after a three-day trial in April during which the girl testified while clutching a teddy bear. The abuse took place from February until July 2018.
Krogstad refused to cooperate with a mandated presentence investigation, which is routinely used to determine the level of risk a sex offender poses for reoffending.