Crime Log — Sex offender gets 6 year sentence
Hans Martin Holmgren was sentenced to six years in state prison for one felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14.
“Six years is a lot of time and I understand that but I think you’re on the road to recovery,” Judge Jerald Lasarow told Holmgren on Thursday in El Dorado County Superior Court.
Holmgren, in his early 20s, suffers from mental illness and was a victim of sexual abuse during his childhood. He will split his time between prison and a department of mental health institution.
On July 30, after sodomizing a 10-year-old boy, Holmgren was arrested when he went to the U.S. Forest Service building and told officials he did something horrible.
A letter written by the young victim was read in court.
“I hope you take Hans away from me for a few years,” the child wrote to Lasarow. “You probably know that I’m 10 years old. I wish I could go into court but I’m too young. I wish I never had to spend time at Han’s grandmother’s house.”
Holmgren shuffled in shackles into court. Black hair mopped over his forehead and covered his right eye. He will have to register as a sex offender.
In other news:
n A 21-year-old Incline Village woman and her 27-year-old boyfriend got into an argument while traveling on Highway 50 to the North Shore on Sept. 27. The boyfriend jumped out of the car, she stopped the car, turned around and he threw two rocks at her 1991 Nissan Maxima, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said. The last rock pierced the back window and exited through the front passenger window.
The girlfriend declined to press charges and the boyfriend fixed the windows the following day, deputies said.
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