A 17-year-old boy pled no contest Friday to committing a sex act with a child under the age of 10 years old and lewd and lascivious touching of a child under the age of 14.
Johnathan Nesmon was taken into custody after a citizen called the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in April to report that she had found images of Nesmon sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl on his phone, according to a news release from the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office.
Deputies contacted the victim, who said that Nesmon had been sexually abusing her for a series of years, the release said. Further investigation by the department found that Nesmon assaulted the girl at a number of locations including a toy store parking lot and a store dressing room.
Thousands of child pornography images were found on Nesmon’s personal devices by the Sacrament County Sheriff’s High Tech Crimes and Child Abuse Unit.
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Nesmon will be sentenced on Jan. 10 and is facing a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.