Judge chooses prison for sex offenderA Superior man who sexually assaulted four children will spend 10 years in prison.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man who sexually assaulted four children will spend 10 years in prison.
Jonathan Allen Launderville, 27, pleaded no contest in Douglas County Circuit Court in February to three counts of repeated sexual assault of a child, one count of threats to injure or accuse of a crime and one count of fourth-degree sexual assault. Two additional counts of threats to injure or accuse were dismissed, but read in for sentencing.
He was handed a 14-year sentence, 10 years of confinement and four years of extended supervision. He must serve an additional 15 years of probation concurrent to the 14-year sentence. Launderville was ordered to register as a sex offender and get treatment, provide a DNA sample, pay court costs and have no contact with the victims or their families.
Judge Kelly Thimm decided not to follow a joint recommendation by Douglas County District Attorney Dan Blank and Launderville’s attorney, Chris Gramstrup. The attorneys recommended 20 years of probation, two years in jail and a number of conditions.
The judge instead chose to follow the recommendations of a probation agent that conducted the pre-sentence investigation.
He pointed out that there were four victims and intimidation was used, according to court records. There is a need to protect the public, he said, and Launderville needs structure.
Launderville touched the groin area of four children between the ages of 8 and 12. Some of the children were touched multiple times. The victims said Launderville warned them not to tell. He told one victim he would come after them, and another not to tell and he made a fist at the child, and threatened to beat up one victim’s father.