Status changes impact two criminals arrested as juvenilesWORTHINGTON — Two males who entered the Nobles County District Court system as juveniles have recently been declared adults by the courts, moving from Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction (EJJ) status to that of an adult.
By: Justine Wettschreck, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Two males who entered the Nobles County District Court system as juveniles have recently been declared adults by the courts, moving from Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction (EJJ) status to that of an adult.
The first, Corey James Oberloh, of Brewster, was 17 years old when he was charged with second- and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct crimes, admitting later he had non-consensual contact with a six-year-old boy he was babysitting. His EJJ disposition for the fifth-degree charge was imposed in November 2007.
The adult sentence of one year incarceration was stayed on the condition he serve probation until potentially his 21st birthday, have a psychological evaluation, register as a sex offender and pay restitution.
At a recent probation violation hearing, he was accused of not completing sex offender treatment. His guilty plea was accepted earlier this week, and his EJJ status revoked. As an adult, he was sentenced to one year of jail, stayed on the condition he attend a sex offender program, register as a predatory offender and follow all instructions of probation.
The second male requested to be taken out of EJJ, wanting to serve his adult sentence, even though it would leave him with a felony conviction for harassment.
Sonny Syhavong of Worthington, now 18, was 17 when he was adjudicated as a delinquent for felony level harassment and committed to the correctional facility in Red Wing until possibly his 21st birthday, with an adult sentence being deferred. After serving just less than a year, a motion hearing was held at his request to revoke the EJJ status.
He demanded imposition and execution of a sentence, and the motion was granted. He is being held in Red Wing pending a sentencing hearing Tuesday.