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New Details Emerge in Jansen Child Rape Case


Pierre, SD (KELO AM) - Attorney General Marty Jackley and Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner  announced today that Christopher Robert Jansen, 34, Selby, was indicted today by a Hughes County Grand Jury on six counts of 1st degree rape, class C felony punishable by up to life in the state penitentiary.

Jansen is the former Walworth County State’s Attorney, and according to documents in the case which were unsealed today has described himself as a pedophile for several years. He has videotaped many of his encounters, and in some cases posted them online. All of the encounters involved boys.

Jansen is presumed innocent until such time as proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and Mobridge Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by the Attorney Generals’ Office and the Hughes County States Attorney’s Office.