SACRAMENTO, CA - A third person has been arrested in a child abuse and pornography case that began with a misdialed text message, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court.
A Stockton woman, who is not being identified to protect the young victim's identity, was arrested this week by the FBI for allowing her then-boyfriend, Jason Wymer, to sexually abuse the child and take photographs he later stored on his computer.
A federal complaint states that the 5-year-old girl was spending the night at Wymer's ex-girlfriend's Stockton home in August 2011 when Wymer was also staying over.
Wymer first came under the FBI scrutiny in January after a woman misdialed a text message and sent him a picture of her fully-clothed 8-year-old daughter standing in a store. When Wymer texted back asking for more photos of the girl, the woman called the FBI.
Wymer unsuspectingly began engaging in sexually explicit chats with an FBI agent posing as the woman's daughter. When agents served a search warrant at Wymer's home, they found child porn on his computer.
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After questioning, Wymer confessed to FBI agents he and two other men had sexually molested and photographed a girl, he thought was 5 years old, in front of her mother in October 2010.
Agents were able to identify the woman, who is also not identified to protect the young victim, and she was arrested this week at her Colfax home.
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When a woman watched News10's report, she recognized Wymer and called investigators. She told them that she knew his ex-girlfriend who used to have him over at the same time she was caring for a 5-year-old girl.
Agents then were able to located photographs on Wymer's computer of the girl being abused with his girlfriend present.
Earlier this week, the woman was arrested by FBI agents.
Wymer and both women are now being held in the Sacramento County Jail.