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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 19, 2017

Stockton Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Aiding and Abetting Receipt of Child Pornography

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jolene Davis, 41, of Stockton, was sentenced today to five years in prison for her role in the sexual exploitation of a child of whom she had custody, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, on August 13, 2011, Davis met with co-defendant Jason S. Wymer, 45, of Citrus Heights, and permitted him to sexually exploit a child for whom she was caring. Wymer photographed that act.

Wymer pleaded guilty to this conduct and also admitted to a separate instance of sexual exploitation of a four-year-old child with co‑defendant Stormy M. Avers, 37, of Placerville. On July 29, 2016, Wymer was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexual exploitation of minors. On June 24, 2016, Avers was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force. ICAC is a federally and state-funded task force managed by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department with agents from federal, state, and local agencies. The Sacramento ICAC investigates online child exploitation crimes, including child pornography, enticement, and sex trafficking. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew G. Morris prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about internet safety education.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 
2:13-cr-086-GEB
Updated May 19, 2017