Friday, August 26, 2005

Appeal filed in Helder case

Notice was filed in U.S. District Court today of the U.S. Attorney's Office appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit from the order granting an acquittal to Jan Helder. Helder was found guilty by a trial jury of attempting to entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, but the conviction was set aside by the court, which granted the defendant's motion for acquittal.

Here is the official notice that was filed today.