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Hudson teen sentenced to six months in jail in sexploitation case

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

The second of three young men charged in a sexploitation case involving the cell phone recording of sexual activity with an young woman at an underage drinking party in 2011 has been sentenced.

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Brandon William Brown, 19, Hudson, was sentenced to six months in jail, to be served two months in each of the next three years while he is serving probation.

Brown pleaded guilty to felony sexploitation and entered a deferred judgment agreement in the case on Oct. 2. He pleaded no contest in three misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree sex assault as party to a crime last Thursday (Dec. 19).

Judge Scott Needham also ordered Brown to perform 80 hours of community service, submit a DNA sample, participate in a sexual deviance program and adolescent sex offender treatment and submit to random drug and alcohol testing.

Brown was also sentenced to probation for three years, and concurrent jail time and community service on a conviction for felony possession of THC from a Sept. 9, 2012, incident in North Hudson.

Alexander Freedom Gove, 18, Hudson, charged in the same incident, was scheduled for a three-day trial Feb. 26-28.

A third defendant, Daniel Edward Karlovich, 18, pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct Feb. 27, 2012.

He was sentenced to probation for one year and ordered to pay $1,000 restitution plus court costs and supervision costs.

Both Karlovich and Brown were ordered to truthfully testify in any companion case.

The criminal complaint alleged Karlovich, Brown and Gove attended the party Sept. 25, 2011, and were involved in taking cell phone photos of sexually explicit conduct they participated in with a 17-year-old girl.

Gove is charged with felony sexploitation of a person under 18 and felony second-degree sex assault of an intoxicated victim.

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