Sheriff's deputy charged with child sex crimes enters pleas

Courtesy: Barron County Jail

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A sheriff's deputy from Minnesota charged with child sex crimes in Barron County enters pleas in court.

Jeffrey Masek was charged with child enticement-sexual contact, attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child and using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

On March 13, 2019, Masek pleaded guilty to child enticement-sexual contact and attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child. The other charge was dismissed but read in.

Masek was a Hennepin County sheriff's deputy. Previously, the sheriff's department said Masek had been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 24.