A Jerseyville man has been indicted on a pair of federal charges. 39-year-old Timothy S. Griesemer is charged with Commercial Sex Trafficking of a Child and Inducement of a Child to Engage in Prostitution. He allegedly attempted to recruit, induce, entice and obtain a child under the age of 14 knowing that child would be engaged in a commercial sex act.
The offense is said to have happened October 10. If convicted, the trafficking charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years to life, while the inducement charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years to life. A trial date has been set for December 2. He is being held without bond.