Jason James Ellis marries his alleged underage sex victim

In an odd twist, Newport Beach photographer Jason James Ellis has married his alleged underage sex victim, now 18. The 36 year old notable photographer, who has shot many covers for Muscle and Fitness magazine, is accused of

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)

In an odd twist, Newport Beach photographer Jason James Ellis has married his alleged underage sex victim, now 18. The 36 year old notable photographer, who has shot many covers for Muscle and Fitness magazine, is accused of

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.