Man accused of child rape, porn

The man was released from Island County jail Dec. 31 after posting $100,000 bail.

A 35-year-old man is accused of raping and molesting a girl when she was 13 and 14 years old and possessing sexually explicit images of her, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged Jonathan C. Dejesus in Island County Superior Court Dec. 24 with rape of a child in the third degree, two counts of child molestation in the second degree and possession of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the second degree.

Dejesus was released from Island County jail Dec. 31 after posting $100,000 bail.

Oak Harbor police were alerted to the allegations against Dejesus by CPS on Dec. 22.

In an interview with police, the teenager described how DeJesus sexually abused her repeatedly in 2018 and 2019. She said he pushed her to drink alcohol until she got drunk on one occasion and molested her, according to the police report on the case.

The report states that on another occasion Dejesus pulled the girl’s shirt up as she was resisting and crying and took video of her bare breasts.

Dejesus repeatedly asked her to send sexually explicit photos of herself, the report states. One time he offered her $200; in another instance, he scared her into sending him sexually explicit video on Snapchat, which he took a screenshot of, the investigator wrote.

While the girl and her mother were at the police office, Dejesus allegedly kept circling the building and “looking at” the girl as she was in the parking lot, the report states.

An officer stopped him and told him to go home.

In an interview with police, Dejesus denied molesting the girl and claimed she was making up the allegations “to put him away,” the report states.

Dejesus initially denied having images of naked minors on his phone. He then admitted to having nude images of the girl on his phone, claiming he had taken photos of sexually explicit images of the girl he had found on his wife’s phone, the report states.

Dejesus claimed he took the photos in order to “address” the images with the girl, but then he couldn’t explain to the police why he hadn’t brought it up with her, according to the report.

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