Former Chinese resident guilty of sex crimes against minor
A former resident of China, Maine has been convicted of several counts, most of which involve the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Jared Jandreau was convicted by a jury of five counts of unlawful sexual contact, one count of solicitation for aggravated sexual assault and 17 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. The offenses involved a child under the age of 14 and occurred in Kennebec County.
According to WVII-TV, Jandreau’s lawyers have claimed it was not fair to accuse him of the crimes, when he apparently never had contact with the child. Instead, he convinced his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Cox, to take the photos and send them to him. Cox testified at the trial and admitted that she was the one who took the photos. Prosecutors said the texts were proof she sent them to Jandreau.
Cox pleaded guilty in court last month and is sentenced to five years in prison.
Jandreau’s sentencing date has not been set.
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