Jury trial vacated in sex trafficking sting

A July 5-7 jury trial has been vacated in the case of a Sacramento man caught in a sex trafficking sting last year.

Jaquan Andre Ford, 22, admitted Friday to a felony count of attempted sexual abuse of a child.

He faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine at his Aug. 22 sentencing.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors have agreed not to oppose probation. Ford must also undergo an evaluation to determine whether he is at a high risk to re-offend in order to qualify for probation.

According to court documents, Ford contacted a law enforcement officer posing as a 15-year-old through an online application on April 29, 2022, in Stateline.

• One of the people who passed bad checks at the Topaz Lodge in January 2020 will have to pay $4,000 cash after a nationwide warrant was issued for his arrest on Tuesday.

George Harlen Beatty, 50, was released from prison last year and was ordered to arrange to make payments on the $4,252.52 in restitution he owes the lodge and another $2,184.80 to the Douglas County Sheriffs Office to bring him back twice to face charges.

Attorney Matthew Ence said Beatty was in treatment in Las Vegas, but that he was released and that he didn’t have any contact.


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