SACRAMENTO, CA - A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army visiting Sacramento on military business has been found guilty of child sex solicitation charges.
The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office said a jury convicted Jason Shepard of solicitation of a minor with the intent to commit an act of oral copulation, and annoying and/or molesting a child for a Jan. 31 incident near California Middle School in Land Park.
The 13-year-old girl was walking to school that morning when she testified man in a car pulled up to her and tried to get her to get into the car to perform a sex act in exchange for money, according to the court record.
The girl fled, reported the encounter to police who issued a description of the car and the driver to officers. A Sacramento police officer spotted the car and noted the license plate number.
The D.A.'s Office said the girl identified Shepard and his car from a photographic line-up.
Shepard, who will have to register as a sex offender, was scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 21 in Sacramento Superior Court. He could receive up to four years in state prison on the convictions.