A Grant County man who pleaded guilty to three counts of child molestation won’t have his sentence reduced.
Craig Russell Jungers, 78, of Moses Lake admitted last year to sexually abusing a child between the ages of 7 and 9, and earned a sentence of nine years to life in prison.
In his appeal, Junger said his attorneys failed to win him time to prepare his plea, and he should have been allowed a sentence of rehabilitative treatment rather than prison.
The state Court of Appeals turned down his claims in September, and reaffirmed his sentence in a decision issued this morning.
Jurgens is serving an indeterminate sentence, meaning after nine years, he must be approved for release by a review board.