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Child Rape Charges Dismissed Against Jason Mongold After ‘No Contest’ Plea in Oregon

CORVALLIS — A former St. John resident has had multiple sex crime charges against him dismissed thanks to a guilty plea.

Jason Donald Mongold, 42, of Contant St. John accepted a plea agreement that allows him to not admit guilt and not have to register as a sex offender.

Mongold, the founder of Love City Community Network on St. John, was convicted on three charges in a criminal case in Benton County, Oregon on Tuesday.

A grand jury in Oregon indicted Mongold on six felony charges on October 27: three counts of third-degree rape, first-degree online sexual corruption of a child, luring a minor and unlawful delivery of marijuana to a minor, court records indicate.

Under the plea agreement, Benton County prosecutors dropped the majority of the criminal charges against Mongold and the reduced charges became two counts of harassment and one of unlawful deliver of a marijuana item.

Mongold said rather go to trial, he chose to accept the plea agreement so that he can “move on with (his) life.”

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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