Under Texas law, deferred adjudication acts like a probationary period during which defendants are not guilty if they comply with the law. However, the prosecution successfully argued that Kronshagen should be convicted of his 2006 violation because he committed additional felonies during the probationary period.
The Assistant Attorney General provided the court evidence of Kronshagen's additional alleged offenses: an aggravated sexual assault of a child case pending against him in Walker County; an online solicitation of a minor investigation that revealed Kronshagen's alleged sexual communications with a 16-year-old girl in Llano County; and two pending charges in Montgomery County for failing to comply with mandatory sex offender registration requirements.
The Texas Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Unit first arrested Kronshagen on May 26, 2006. According to Cyber Crimes Unit investigators, the defendant used the Internet to sexually solicit what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. The intended victim's online profile actually belonged to an undercover Cyber Crimes Unit investigator.
Kronshagen plead guilty to solicitation of aggravated sexual assault of a child, a second-degree felony, and attempted sexual performance of a child, a third-degree felony. In 2008, Kronshagen was ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and was granted a 10-year deferred adjudication period.