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New Hope man faces multiple sex crime charges

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Lebanon, Loretto, Oregon man also indicted on sex charges

By The Staff

Editor's note: Some of the following information contains graphic content.

Pascal "Pat" Jones, 50, of 130 Willow Spring Road in New Hope was indicted in Marion Circuit Court Monday of last week for first-degree rape (three counts), first-degree sodomy (three counts), first-degree sex abuse (43 counts), first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor under 16 (21 counts), unlawful transaction with a minor under 18 (40 counts), and intimidating a witness in a legal process (two counts).

According to the indictment, between January and November 2008, on at least three occasions, Jones engaged in sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion with another person. The indictment also reads that, on at least 40 occasions, he engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion or subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion.

The indictment also reads that between August and November 2008 that Jones subjected a minor who was less than 18 years old to sexual contact on at least two occasions and that Jones was in a position of authority or special trust relative to the victim.

The indictment also reads that between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 1998, Jones knowingly induced, assisted or caused a minor under the age of 16 to engage in illegal sexual activity. According to the indictment, between January and November 2008, he caused a minor under the age of 18 to engage in illegal sexual activity. The indictment continues to read that, between January and November of 2008, he attempted by use of physical force or threat to induce a participant in a legal process to hinder, delay or prevent the communication of information to a law enforcement officer or judge relating to the possible commission of a crime.

The indictment also reads that in August of 2008, Jones engaged in masturbation in the presence of another person who was less than 16 years of age while knowing or having reason to know that the other person was present, and Jones knowingly induced, assisted or caused a person under 16 to engage in illegal sexual activity.

In a separate indictment, Jones was indicted for first-degree sexual abuse. According to that indictment, in August of 2009, Jones subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion.

His bond in the first case was set at $100,000 with the condition that he have no contact with the victims. In the second case, his bond was set at $15,000 with the condition that he have no contact with the victim.

 

In other indictments:

- Cambron Hunt, 18, of 141 Springhill Drive in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree sodomy (victim under 12) and first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12).

According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 4, 2011, Hunt engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion or who was incapable of consent because she was under the age of 12. The indictment also reads that Hunt subjected another person to sexual contact who was incapable of consent because she was under the age of 12.

His bond was set at $30,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the complaining witness.

- Joseph R. Hutchins, 55, of 6555 St. Francis Highway in Loretto was indicted for three counts of first-degree sexual abuse (victim under 12) and one count of first-degree rape (victim under 12).

According to the indictment, on at least three occasions between July 1, 2003, and May of 2008, Hutchins subjected another person to sexual contact who was incapable of consent because she was less than 12 years old. The indictment also reads that he engaged in sexual intercourse with another person who was incapable of consent because she was less than 12 years old.

His bond was set at $20,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the complaining witness.

- Nicholas Alonzo Vega, 21, of 4150 Alder Street or 1338 Oak Patch Road in Eugene, Ore., was indicted for possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and unlawful use of electronic equipment to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities.

According to the indictment, between Jan. 1, 2009, and May 17, 2010, Vega knowingly had in his possession or control any matter that visually depicted an actual sexual performance by a minor person. The indictment also reads that he used a communication system for the purpose of procuring or promoting the use of a minor, or a peace officer posing as a minor if the person believes that the peace officer is a minor or is wanton or reckless in that belief, where the offense involves commercial sexual activity.

His bond was set at $15,000 with the condition that he have no unsupervised contact with a minor.

- Dontay J. Sangster, 21, of 256 Lake Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment (seven counts) and second-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 1, 2011, Sangster manifested extreme indifference to the value of human life by wantonly engaging in conduct that created a grave risk of death to another and thereby caused serious physical injury to another. The indictment also reads that he wantonly engaged in conduct that created a grave risk of death to seven other people.

The indictment continued to read that he was over the age of 21 and had been convicted of at least one prior felony after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at $30,000 with the condition that he have no contact with Stephen Pittman.

- Derrick J. Johnson, 40, of 650 Miller Pike in Lebanon was indicted for DUI fourth offense (aggravator), driving on a DUI suspended license (third or subsequent offense), careless driving, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, and first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 28, 2010, Johnson was driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or another substance that impaired his driving ability. The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at $25,000 with the condition that he uses no alcohol or drugs.

- David A. Buckler, 18, of 365 E. M.L. King Avenue in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance within 1,000 yards of a school, first-degree promoting contraband, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription controlled substance not in proper container.

According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 8, 2011, Buckler was knowingly and unlawfully trafficking in a controlled substance classified in Schedule I or II, which is a narcotic drug or aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. The indictment also reads that he trafficked in a Schedule I, II, III, IV or V controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, and knowingly introduced dangerous contraband into a detention facility.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000 with the condition that he uses no alcohol or drugs.

- Steven Donald Richards, 49, 161 Cemetery Road in Lebanon was indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, DUI first offense, operating a motor vehicle while license is revoked or suspended, failure to produce insurance card and rear license plate not illuminated.

According to the indictment, on or about Dec. 18, 2010, Richards knowingly and unlawfully possessed a controlled substance classified as a Schedule I or II, which is a narcotic drug, or aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act.

His bond was set at $750 with the condition that he uses no alcohol or drugs.

- Casey Hague, 32, of 115 S. High View Drive in Bradfordsville was indicted for trafficking in marijuana (over eight ounces, less than five pounds), marijuana cultivation five plants or more, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to the indictment, on or about Feb. 26, 2010, Hague knowingly and unlawfully was trafficking in marijuana (over eight ounces, less than five pounds) or aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. The indictment also reads that he knowingly and unlawfully planted, cultivated or harvested five or more marijuana plants.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000 with the condition that he uses no alcohol or drugs.

- Michael W. Livers, 32, of 169 Ed Sullivan Road in Lebanon was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, DUI second or subsequent offense, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, reckless driving and second-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, on or about Oct. 24, Livers destroyed, mutilated, concealed, removed or altered physical evidence knowing it may be evidence used in an official proceeding. The indictment also reads that he was over the age of 21 and stood convicted of at least one felony after his 18th birthday.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $5,000 with the condition that he not operate a motor vehicle.

- Robert E. Buchanan, 52, of 2500 Walnut Springs Road in Greensburg was indicted for receiving stolen property over $500 but less than $10,000, second-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the indictment, on or about Jan. 20, 2011, Buchanan received, retained or disposed of moveable property knowing it had been stolen or having reason to believe it had been stolen, or he aided, abetted or counseled with another in said act. The indictment also reads that he was over 21 and stood convicted of at least two felonies after his 18th birthday.

In a second case, Buchaman was indicted for third-degree burglary and first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to the second indictment, on or about Jan. 20, 2011, Buchanan knowingly entered or remained unlawfully in a building with intent to commit a crime.

In the first case, his bond was set at $10,000 with the condition that he has no contact with the victim. In the second case, his bond was set at $15,000 with the same condition.

Editor's note: The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.