Charles Helland, 72, of Watertown, was sentenced to 13 years this week for possession, manufacturing, or distribution of child pornography and habitual offender – one or two prior felonies. Two years were suspended, and credit was given for 254 days he had already sat in jail.
It ended up a jury trial held in April 2022, where he was found guilty. Two interviews with Defendant and an image of child porn was introduced as evidence. Helland will have to pay all court costs and was ordered to make restitution to the victim for $2,250.