Joshua Morrison/News Andrew Wiegand is led out of the courtroom by Bailiff David Lashley on Friday. Wiegand was found guilty of importuning by a jury in February and will serve prison time for 11 months and register as a sex offender.

 

Editor’s note: Some details of this case may be disturbing to readers.

MOUNT VERNON — A common pleas judge said he was “astonished” and “shocked” by evidence presented in a jury trial of a Thornville man convicted of importuning.

Andrew M. Wiegand, 38, was sentenced Friday in Knox County Common Pleas Court to 11 months in prison on one count of importuning by Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel. Wiegand will further be required to register as a sex offender.

Wiegand was convicted of the charge in a one-day jury trial Feb. 13, in which evidence showed Wiegand sharing his feces fetish with what he believed was a 15-year-old girl. The girl, whom Wiegand communicated with via text for several days, was actually Knox County Sheriff’s Detective Dan Bobo.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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