Sex offender goes to prison for violating probation |

Sex offender goes to prison for violating probation

by Aurora Sain

A Gardnerville man will end up serving his underlying prison sentence for violating the terms of his probation.

Jordan Schroeder, 24, will serve his 40-month suspended prison term after being sentenced on Tuesday.

In January, Schroeder was granted probation for his 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.

In September, Schroeder pleaded guilty to a handful of probation violations including smoking marijuana, using a device with Internet capabilities and looking at sexually explicit materials.

“He just doesn’t want to comply,” said Judge Tod Young.

The District Attorney’s office did a phone dump and saw that while Schroeder was on probation he was “trolling” for girls online and joking about age by saying “Oh you’re 16, because if you were 15 I could get in trouble,” said Deputy District Attorney Erik Levin.

Levin said that there was also homemade pornography on his cellphone and texts asking the girls to lie to his probation officers.

Levin quoted Young as reminding Schroeder not to “test the rules to see what you can get away with,” at a prior court appearance.

Schroeder will serve his underlying prison sentence, and said he hopes that he can change his life while incarcerated.

“I just would like to do something positive with my life,” said Schroeder.

■Carletta Christensen, 42, was in court on Tuesday as a review for her 2013 possession of a controlled substance charge.

She was supposed to get into a treatment program, but the last court date she said she had used methamphetamine again.

Young asked Christensen to go downstairs and drug test.

She said she was getting a drink and then disappeared.

A $10,000 warrant was issued for her arrest.

■Stefan Richard Delia, 45, was given a chance at treatment for his sales of a controlled substance charge.

He was facing up to six years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine, but Young said that prison wouldn’t help him.

“You’re the perfect example of an absolutely wasted life,” said Young. “You’ve certainly earned a prison sentence because of your continued criminal conduct.”

Young ordered Delia into the drug court program, and gave him a 28-72 month suspended prison sentence.

He will stay in custody until the next drug court on Oct. 17.

“This is a turning point,” said Delia. “I want to change who I’ve been.”

■Kelly Lapin, 56, was given probation for his 2015 charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

He was facing up to five years and up to $10,000 fine.

He was prescribed oxycodone by his doctor, and told the doctor that his fiancé accidentally washed the bottle and he needed a whole new one.

When the doctor was suspicious about the smell they had the substance tested and it wasn’t oxycodone, it was naproxen.

Lapin then changed the story to say that he actually put some naproxen in there and he is the one who washed it not his fiancé.

Accidentally washing a prescription isn’t an issue, trying to cover it up with another medication is what made it suspicious.

Lapin said that he has chronic pain and is currently waiting for several surgeries.

He was given an 18-48 month suspended sentence and placed on probation not to exceed five years.

■Heath Crawford Penueta, 36, was dishonorably discharged from his probation on Tuesday after admitting several violations.

He was originally charged with possession of a controlled substance back in 2013 and ordered into the drug court.

He violated his probation by possessing methamphetamine and marijuana and not paying supervision fees.

Penueta only has one kidney and was on a kidney transplant list but they took him off since he was doing drugs.

He currently goes to dialysis three times a week.

“You are imposing a death sentence on yourself, you need to know that,” said Young. “You are literally killing yourself.”