LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — A Leavenworth man received a prison sentence for almost as long as he’s been alive.
A judge sentenced 19-year-old Jake Thompson to 18 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old girl.
Prosecutors said Jake Thompson used Facebook messenger to contact the teenager in October 2020. Court records show he then asked her to perform explicit sexual acts. The victim’s adult sister contacted police about the crime. Investigators were able to recover the messages and show the crime took place.
“The younger sister reported it to the older sister and said look what happened,” said Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson. This is disgusting, this is yucky. That sister took the proactivity to say hey this is not just beyond disgusting, it needs to be reported.”
Todd Thompson said at least up to 70,80,90 percent have seen pornography on their phone or some kind of sexual conversation that way and not telling their parents.
“We ask parents, guardians, whole families to have open, honest conversations with everyone, particularly the children about that this could occur or when this occurs, that its not their fault,” Todd Thompson said.
Jake Thompson is accused of committing the crime when he was already out on bond for allegedly trying to flee from officers in Greenwood, Kansas. The 18-year sentence will run consecutively to the sentence received from the Greenwood case.