A 19-year-old O’Neill man was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child, a Class 1 misdemeanor during Holt County Court on Sept. 10.

County Court Judge Kale Burdick sentenced Jared P. Atkeson to 45 days in Holt County Jail. The execution of his jail sentence was suspended until Dec. 12 and July 1, 2020 unless waived by the court. He also was sentenced to two years probation.

According to court documents, Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly filed a complaint on April 10, 2019, that Atkeson had on or about a period commencing from Jan. 1, 2015, and ending Dec. 31, 2016, encouraged, caused or contributed to the delinquency or need for special supervision of a child under 18 years of age, so that such child becomes, or will tend to become, a delinquent child or a child in need of special supervision.

His probation orders include attending appropriate decision and victim impact classes within 90 days, abstaining from the use or possession of alcohol of controlled substances, not own or posses firearms and submit to reasonable search and seizure of premises or vehicle upon request of the probation officer. 

Atkeson’s probation also includes not viewing or possession any visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct and submitting to reasonable searches and seizures of any electronic communication devices. 

The defendant also must submit to a psychosexual evaluation at his own expense while incarcerated or within 30 days of being released from jail. 

Atkeson also was ordered to pay $810 in court costs, probation fees and other fees.



I grew up 10 miles southwest of Stuart on the Greger family ranch. I graduated from West Holt Public Schools in Atkinson in 1997 and Northeast Community College in Norfolk in journalism in 1999.

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