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Citrus Heights man pleads guilty to sexually exploiting children

A Citrus Heights man sentenced in November to 100 years to life in state prison for sex acts with children pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to sexual exploitation of children.

Jason S. Wymer was handed over to U.S. marshals following his sentencing in Sacramento Superior Court in November and placed in federal custody pending resolution of the federal charges.

His co-defendant, Stormy Mollissa Avers, also known as Stormy Mollissa Myers, pleaded guilty on March 25 to sexual exploitation of children, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Wymer came to the attention of authorities when an El Dorado County mother, in January 2013, mistakenly texted a photo of her 8-year-old daughter to Wymer’s phone instead of her eldest daughter. Thinking he received the picture from a child, Wymer responded and began a dialog, according to federal court records. The parent took the cellphone to the FBI, and an undercover employee, pretending to be an 8-year-old child, continued the dialog with Wymer, whom investigators subsequently were able to find.

Upon arresting Wymer, law enforcement agents found photos of Wymer and Avers molesting an approximately 3-year-old child to create child pornography.

In pleading guilty, prosecutors said, Wymer admitted to this conduct and to a separate instance of sexual exploitation of a 4-year-old child in August 2011.

A third defendant, Jolene Davis, 40, of Stockton, is charged with having participated with Wymer in the sexual exploitation of a child, authorities said. Davis is to appear for a status conference before U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. on April 22.

Wymer is to be sentenced by Judge Burrell on July 29, and Avers is to be sentenced June 24.

Avers is scheduled for sentencing on state charges in Sacramento Superior Court on July 8, according to court records available online.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy