Man given probation for sex with minors |

Man given probation for sex with minors

by Aurora Sain
Jordan Fraiser Schroeder
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office |

A Lake Tahoe man was given probation for having sex with minors after an evaluation showed he isn’t a high risk to offend again.

Jordan Fraiser Schroeder, 23, was sentenced on Tuesday for his involvement in a July 2014 statutory sexual seduction.

Schroeder had sex with two minors after meeting them online and inviting them to a “kickback.”

Two other men also came over and had sex with the girls.

He was escorting one of the girls to the sheriff’s office to file a sexual assault case against the two other men when he was caught.

One of the victims father’s said that they moved out of state and won’t be making a statement.

He was also sentenced on Monday for statutory sexual seduction out of Carson City.

For the Carson City case he was sentenced to a 12-36-month suspended prison sentence, five years on probation and a six-month jail sentence that began on Thursday.

“Mr. Schroeder is not a predator,” said attorney Loren Graham. “He suffers from substance abuse, immaturity and poor judgment.”

In September, Judge Tod Young ordered Schroeder to get an evaluation from his therapist regarding his substance abuse counseling and mental health.

His therapist reported that Schroeder was not a high risk to offend again, therefore eligible for probation.

“Your conduct is not the result of depression, its not the result of marijuana, it’s a result of you,” said Young. “You have a gross immaturity, you act like you’re 14.”

He was given a 40-month suspended prison sentence, and placed on probation not to exceed five years. His sentence will run concurrent to the Carson City case.

He has credit for one-day time served.

“You better not test the rules here,” said Young. “You need to thank your attorney.”

■ After being released on her own recognizance back in October, an admitted car thief failed to show up for her sentencing date.

Helen Ann Auth, 52, was arrested in early 2015 after taking cars on two separate occasions and abandoning them in Placerville.

The first car she stole was from her mother in February 2015, and the second was from a friend that was letting her stay at their house in May 2015.

She was released in order to get a job and begin paying restitution, but her attorney hasn’t had contact with her since November.

She told Young in October that she would abide by all the rules of her release.

A nationwide bench warrant was issued for her arrest.

■ Richard Dennis Gomes, 36, was in court on Tuesday after being returned on a warrant.

He was found in Washington while visiting his child.

He was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, after waving down a police officer in an attempt to get some help back in August 2015.

He was originally ordered to attend drug court, but decided to withdraw Tuesday.

Sentencing was set for March 8, and Gomes will stay in custody until that time.

■ Walmart knife brandisher Dylan A. Mitts, 24, wasn’t present for his sentencing hearing on Tuesday.

Mitts was originally arrested in October after stealing several items from the Walmart in Gardnerville. When Mitts and his two accomplices were in the parking lot, a security officer confronted them. Mitts admitted he held up a 6-inch knife. One of his accomplices, Elizabeth Katherine Spandau, was previously sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Mitts lives in the Sun Valley area, and according to his Facebook, he was aware that he was scheduled for court.

The case was continued until Jan. 19 to give attorney Derrick Lopez a chance to get Mitts to court.

■ Trysten John Duzan, 19, was in court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to felony coercion.

He was originally arrested in July 2015 after getting into a fight with his girlfriend and prohibiting her from leaving. According to the police report, he grabbed her by the neck and tackled her to the ground.

He was attempting to intimidate by threat or force in order to prevent his girlfriend from leaving or performing other acts, said Judge Tod Young.

He is facing a domestic battery with use of strangulation charge in East Fork Justice Court.

The maximum penalty for the coercion charge is 72 months in prison with minimum parole eligibility of 12 months and up to a $5,000 fine.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for March 8.