Former paraprofessional sentenced to 2.5 years in child porn case

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(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: Vincent Vaughn Askelson was sentenced to a total of 30 months, or 2.5 years, at the Mn Correctional Facility in St. Cloud Thursday, Aug. 31.

Askelson pleaded guilty to two charges of possession of child pornography in April, and was sentenced to 15 months for each charge.

The sentences will be served consecutively, or one after the other. Askelson received 6 days’ credit for time already spent in Mower County Jail.

Askelson was also sentenced to a total of 20 years’ probation.


(ABC 6 News) The sentencing for a former paraprofessional for the Austin Public Schools district has been rescheduled.

Vincent Vaughn Askelson was arrested in October of 2022, and charged with possession and dissemination of child pornography.

Former Austin paraprofessional pleads guilty to child porn possession – ABC 6 News –

This April, Askelson pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography, according to court records. The plea entails a presumptive sentence of 3 years in prison.

APS paraprofessional arrested for possession, dissemination of child porn – ABC 6 News –

Askelson was originally scheduled to be sentenced on August 17th, but now that sentencing date has been moved to the end of the month on August 31st at 1:30 p.m. in the Mower County Courthouse.