Change of Plea Hearing in District Court

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

A Change of Plea hearing was held Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court for a Sheridan man. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the details.

On January 25 of this year, 31-year-old Blake Lindberg was arrested and charged with First Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor for having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl. According to court documents, Lindberg claims that he was under the influence of the prescription sleep-aid Ambien at the time of the incident, and doesn’t remember exactly what happened between him and the victim. Terms of the plea agreement with the State calls for a sentence of 25 to 35 years in prison.

District Court Judge John Fenn ordered a presentence investigation be conducted by Probation and Parole, and set a sentencing date of September 4 at 9 am. Fenn ordered Lindberg’s bond revoked and remanded him to the custody of the Sheridan County Detention Center to await sentencing.

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