A St. Peters man pleaded guilty to six sex crimes Friday in St. Charles County Circuit Court.
Jason Champion, 22, of the first block of Churchill Downs Drive in St. Peters, entered a guilty plea to two counts of sexual assault, two counts of second-degree statutory rape, and two counts of statutory sodomy.
Circuit Court Judge Ted House sentenced Champion to seven years in prison on each count. The sentences will run concurrently.
Prosecutors dismissed five charges against Champion: two counts of forcible rape, two counts of child molestation and one count of forcible sodomy.
Champion was accused of raping a 16-year-old girl at a mutual friend's apartment. The victim told police the two weren't alone in the apartment, but Champion waited until everyone was asleep before raping her.
Additional charges were filed as more allegations surfaced in St. Charles.
If you have experienced or know someone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence, find resources through the St. Louis Ending Violence Against Women Network (SLEVAWN) or call the Safe Connections 24-hour crisis hotline at 314-531-2003.
For more crime information on St. Charles Patch, see the following articles:
- Man Gets Five Life Sentences for Molesting Children
- Man Charged With Statutory Sodomy in 2009 Incident