Saturday, November 17, 2007

Gronwold sentencing postponed to December

unpublished tahoe mt. news nov story

By Kathryn Reed

Karsten Gronwold gets to call Sacramento home for a bit longer. His sentencing date has been pushed back to December.
After the 50-year-old reached a plea deal in his child porn case he finally resigned this fall from the Lake Tahoe Unified School District where he had been an elementary teacher since being hired in 1990.
He was arrested at his Meyers home that he shared with his wife and two children before the start of the 2006-07 school year. In a plea agreement reached in August he admitted guilt and agreed to an eight year sentence for one count of child pornography.
His stay behind bars could be extended if he is found guilty of one count of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child. The local district attorney’s office leveled that charge against Gronwold in late September.
Gronwold has the option to face the local charge while in prison or wait until he finishes serving the federal sentence.
“We have filed charges, there’s a warrant out for his arrest and he will be brought to court as expeditiously as the law allows,” said Lisa Sarafini, El Dorado County assistant district attorney.

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