Citrus Heights Man Facing 20 Years After Text to Wrong Number Reveals Child Exploitation

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SACRAMENTO — A Citrus Heights man pleaded guilty Friday to engaging in sexual acts with children after authorities found him texting who he thought was a juvenile.

An FBI case on 44-year-old Jason Wymer began when a parent accidentally texted him a photo of her 8-year-old child. Authorities say Wymer started a conversation after receiving the photo, thinking the child was receiving his messages. When the parent brought her phone to the FBI, an undercover agent pretended to be the child while engaging with Wymer. The FBI used these texts to locate and arrest Wymer.

Law enforcement found photos of Wymer and 36-year-old Stormy Avers molesting a toddler. Avers had custody of the child during this time, and previously pleaded guilty March 25, 2016, to sexually exploiting children. Wymer confessed to the pictured acts, as well as an August 2011 sexual act on a 4-year-old child.

Stockton resident Jolene Davis, 40, is linked to another act of sexually exploiting a child with Wymer, and is set to appear in court April 22 for those charges.

Wymer will be sentenced July 29  to face up to 20 years in prison. Ayers, who will face up to 30 years, will be sentenced June 24.

Tyler Heberle filed this report.