October 23, 2020

Teen pleads guilty to having sex with mentally challenged man

A 19-year-old resident of Forest will spend time in prison for having sex with a 21-year-old man who was not able to consent due to his mental capacity, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

Jason Amos pleaded guilty Monday to one count of sexual battery. Scott County Circuit Court Judge Christopher A. Collins sentenced Amos to 15 years in prison with seven years to serve, eight years suspended, and three years of post-release supervision. Additionally, Amos was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

“This sick man, who knew the victim and was aware of his disability, took advantage of the fact that the victim could not defend himself while being sexually abused,” General Hood said.

“I appreciate the Scott County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance on this case. I also thank Judge Collins for sending this man to prison and sending a warning to others in our state who attempt to abuse our most vulnerable residents.”

This case was investigated by Trey Rogers with the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with assistance from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. Prosecution was handled by Special Assistant Attorneys General Mark Ward and Parker Wiseman, both of the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.