Jury trial for Jason James Ellis and Michelle Suzanne Hecker set again after 1 1/2 years of delays

Following up on this previous article from 2008, the jury trial for Jason James Ellis and Michelle Suzanne Hecker has been rescheduled for after 1 1/2 years of delays. According to public records (Case Number: 08HF1279) (PDF), both are being charged with

Following up on this previous article from 2008, the jury trial for Jason James Ellis and Michelle Suzanne Hecker has been rescheduled for 11/08/2010 after 1 1/2 years of delays. According to public records (Case Number: 08HF1279) (PDF), both are being charged with

  • Lewd act upon a child – age 14 or 15 (288(c)(1) PC)
  • Unlawful sexual intercourse (261.5(d) PC)
  • Sexual penetration by foreign object; victim under 16 (289(i) PC)
  • Oral copulation of person under 16 years (288a(b)(2) PC)

The next jury trial date is scheduled for 11/08/2010 after five previous postponements.  Both Ellis and Hecker remain free after posting a $100,000 and $50,000 bond respectively.

Ellis and Hecker face up to seven years in prison if convicted.