Jurors are deliberating the fate of a Sacramento-area man accused of sexually abusing and photographing 3- and 5-year-old girls in 2010 and 2011 in Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.
Jason Samuel Wymer, 44, faces seven counts including oral sex with a child 10 years or younger, lewd and lascivious acts with a child and knowingly using a minor to assist with obscene matter allegedly committed against the then-3-year-old in 2010 and a 5-year-old girl in 2011.
Sacramento County Deputy District Attorney Quirina Orozco depicted Wymer as a predator sexually obsessed with children. Investigators in February 2013 uncovered thousands of images of child pornography including images of toddlers and infants at Wymer’s home, Orozco said in her closing argument.
“The defendant had this fantasy of being a star in his own pornography show with children in Sacramento and Stockton,” Orozco told jurors in her summation Thursday at the end of the nearly three-day trial before Sacramento Superior Court Judge Sharon A. Lueras.
Sacramento County prosecutors say among the cache were photographs of Wymer, 44, and a woman, Stormy Mollissa Myers, 35, performing or attempting to perform sexual acts on the 3- and 5-year-old girls.
Myers pleaded guilty in Sacramento Superior Court last month to a single count of lewd and lascivious acts and to performing oral sex on a child younger than 10. Myers faces a prison sentence of 15 years to life when she is sentenced in February.
An El Dorado County mother’s misdialed text of her then-8-year-old daughter’s photo to Wymer’s phone in January 2013 and Wymer’s text responses to the picture, then to messages sent by an FBI agent posing as an 8-year-old girl, led to Wymer’s arrest.
Wymer attorney Danny Brace conceded in his opening statement Tuesday that jurors “will definitely find Mr. Wymer guilty of some of these charges, but not all.”
He argued Thursday that though Wymer owned child pornography and could be guilty of lewd conduct, Myers, not Wymer committed two of the most serious allegations at trial: oral copulation of a child younger than 10 and sexual penetration of a child younger than 10.
But Orozco said the photos told a different story.
“This is a very unique case.” Orozco told jurors. “You have actual photographs of an act in its commission. This is a very sad case. It’s devastating.”