Charges dismissed against Michelle Hecker in Orange County child sex abuse case

In a follow up to this story, Orange County prosecutors said on March 30, they have dropped six felony charges against a Newport Beach woman accused of facilitating a sexual relationship between her former fiancé Jason Ellis and a 15-year-old girl.

In a follow up to this story, Orange County prosecutors said on March 30, they have dropped six felony charges against a Newport Beach woman accused of facilitating a sexual relationship between her former fiancé Jason Ellis and a 15-year-old girl.

Prosecutors dismissed charges against Michelle Hecker, 34, ranging from lewd acts upon a child to unlawful sexual intercourse and penetration with a foreign object; victim under 16, at a pre-trial hearing Friday at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.

Orange County Deputy District Attorney Andrew Haughton moved to dismiss the charges citing insufficient evidence to prove his case. The charges against Jason Ellis remain and he is likely to go on trial later this summer after several years of delays.

Jason Ellis is a well known photographer who has shot numerous covers for Muscle and Fitness magazine.

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