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Sentencing continued for Slayton man

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SLAYTON -- A Slayton man who pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct last month was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, but the case has been continued until he goes through a sex offender evaluation.

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Everett Charles Overweg, 19, admitted in January that he had inappropriately touched a minor under the age of 13 while he had a significant relationship with the victim. The plea agreement was for a stay of adjudication on the condition Overweg get a sexual offender assessment, attend counseling, have no similar violations and possess no sexually explicit material.

Having been in jail since August 2009, Overweg was released from custody after pleading guilty, but taken back into custody last week.

His attorney told the judge Monday a pre-sentence investigation had not yet been completed. Murray County Attorney Paul Malone asked that Overweg be held in custody until the sex offender evaluation is complete.

Public defender Christina Weitzema told the judge her client had nothing to say regarding the matter.

"He is not happy to be back in jail," she explained. "But it doesn't seem wise to put anything on the record."

Overweg had an underage consumption charge pending and two previous theft convictions.

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