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Overweg back in jail


SLAYTON -- Just days after being released from jail for criminal sexual conduct against a child, Everett Charles Overweg, 19, was back in custody for possession of child pornography.

Overweg pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in January, admitting in court he inappropriately touched a minor child under the age of 13.

He entered into a plea agreement for a stay of adjudication on the condition he get a sex offender assessment, attend counseling, have no similar violations and possess no sexually explicit material. He was also to serve 180 days in jail, but given credit for time served.

Overweg was released at the plea hearing, but taken back into custody in February. On April 5, his sentence became official, and he was released from custody, having served his time. That night he was located by the Nobles County Sheriff's Department walking toward Slayton on U.S. 59.

One week later, charges had been filed against him for possession of child pornography, and he was back in custody.

According to the criminal complaint, a computer was brought to a repair shop because of software issues. While the technician was working on the computer, she found files with suspicious content and contacted authorities.

The computer was turned over to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) officer, who located several child pornography files, which had been downloaded between June and September 2009, on the computer .

Overweg is listed as a suspect in the police report, as is a juvenile male.

Overweg is still on probation for a theft conviction from April 2009. He also has a theft conviction from March 2009. The two child pornography possession charges carry a maximum sentence of five years incarceration each.