A former KNUJ radio talk show host from Sleepy is now facing three felony counts for electronic solicitation of a child.
The case was filed in Brown County Court on Wednesday against Jon Jahnke.
According to the criminal complaint, it appears Jahnke was caught in an internet sting earlier this year--chatting explicitly with a person he thought was a 15-year-old girl. The person on the other end of the connection, was actually an undercover special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Nobody came to the door when News 12 stopped by Jon Jahnke's home near Sleepy Eye on Wednesday. But according to the criminal complaint, back in January of this year, now 61-year-old Jahnke was chatting up what he thought was a 15-year-old girl over the internet.
The complaint says Jahnke sent explicit pictures to the undercover agent, going on to say Jahnke discussed explicit sexual acts.
According to KNUJ's general manager, Jahnke started worked for the station back in 1998. He also hosted a show called 'The Morning Mess.' The station's general manager says Jahnke quit the station earlier this year back in August.
Investigators say Jahnke admitted to using online chat rooms and discussed meeting people for sex. But according the complaint, Jahnke told investigators he never made physical contact with anyone he met in chat rooms. The complaint says the Jahnke told authorities that some of the chat participants told him they were juveniles, but stated he did not believe the ages they provided.
Jahnke is scheduled to make his first appearance on the three felony charges in a Brown County Courtroom on December 18th. Those three felony counts each carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $5,000 fine.