FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A woman has been sentenced to prison for Third Degree Sexual Assault as confirmed by Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti Jr. on Tuesday.
The sentencing follows a July 21, 2022 guilty plea stemming from a 2020 incident in which Jessica L. Keener – also known as Jessica Truman – 28 years old, formerly of Gauley Bridge, engaged in sex with a minor child of the age of 13.
Keener was 26 at the time the incident occurred.
According to reports from the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette County, on October 13, 2020, a member of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau met with a 13 year old juvenile and the child’s father regarding an investigation into allegations that Keener had engaged in sex with the juvenile.
The child disclosed during an interview at the Just for Kids Advocacy Center that a mutual acquaintance had introduced him to Keener.
It was revealed by the juvenile that Keener had taken to work with her one day at her housekeeping job at a local hotel.
Upon arriving at the hotel, it was disclosed that Keener used keys which had been provided to her by her employer to access one of the rooms at the hotel.
Once the two were inside the room, Keener engaged with sexual intercourse with the juvenile.
Jessica L. Keener was sentenced to 1 to 5 years in prison on Tuesday, November 3, 2022, by Judge Thomas H. Ewing for the conviction of Third Degree Secual Assault.
Additionally, Keener was sentenced to 15 years of extended supervised release, which can be converted to a prison sentence should the defendant violate the terms of the supervised release.
Furthermore, Keener will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of her life.
The sentence imposed the maximum penalty permitted by the West Virginia Code, according to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of Fayette County.
The crimes in question were investigated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Detectives Bureau, and support services for the victim and the family of the victim were provided by the Just for Kids Advocacy Center.
The case was prosecuted by Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti Jr.
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