Casper Church Janitor Charged With Sexual Abuse
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A 28-year-old janitor accused of leading multiple young girls to believe he was a youth group leader at a Casper church and then taking advantage of that trust has been charged with five counts of sexual abuse of a minor.
The Associated Press reports James Jaure made his initial appearance in Natrona County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Jaure, a registered sex offender, is accused of sexually abusing three girls from a Highland Park Church youth group over several months last year. The alleged victims told investigators Jaure asked them to text sexual photos to him and he would text some in return.
Police documents also say one of the girls slept over at the man’s house in Evansville on several occasions.
Jaure’s preliminary hearing is expected in the next 10 days.