Teen sentenced in juvenile court

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The third of four teens charged in the assault of a Blue Earth Area football teammate has been sentenced.

However, no details are available because the hearing held in Blue Earth County juvenile court was closed to the public.

Dale Hurley, father of the victim, says the Faribault County Attorney’s Office has informed him that assistant Chief Judge Gregory Anderson rejected a recommendation by probation officials and found Caden Ochsendorf to be guilty and delinquent.

Citing the state’s Data Practices Law and a juvenile records law, Faribault County Attorney Kathryn Karjala-Curtis and assistant County Attorney LaMar Piper did not provide any details of the sentence.

Hurley says in a text message from Piper, the prosecutor says, “He now is guilty of felony assault. AS ARE ALL OTHERS. The record remains until he hits 25 yrs of age. It will decay or be unavailable after that but I think it is always “there.”

Ochsendorf was charged with third-degree assault and aiding and abetting third-degree assault in the beating of a teammate at house party in the early morning hours of Oct. 19, 2017, in Winnebago.

When authorities charged Ochsendorf he was 15 years old at the time and they mistakenly released his name to the public.

In another case, 19-year-old Wyatt Eugene Tungland is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Martin County District Court.

Last April, Tungland pleaded guilty to third-degree assault under an Alford plea, while charges of aiding and abetting third-degree assault and furnishing alcohol to persons under the age of 21 were dismissed.

Under the plea, Tungland maintains he is innocent but admits there may be sufficient evidence with which the prosecution could likely convince a jury to find him guilty.

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