DATE/TIME: June 20, 2018
INCIDENT: PC 288.2 – Send Harmful Matter to a Minor
PC 288.3 – Arrange to Meet Minor for Sexual Acts
PC 288.4 – Meet Minor for Sexual Act
LOCATION: City of Yucaipa
SUSPECTS: Williams, Jason, 37-year-old resident of Yucaipa
Jason Williams started chatting on social media with who he believed to be a 14 year-old boy. The account is actually an undercover law enforcement account monitored by detectives.
Detectives and Williams chatted and Williams sent nude pictures of himself to the decoy, made arrangements to pick up the decoy and to take him to a location in Yucaipa where he could perform various sexual acts with the decoy.
Williams drove to the agreed upon meeting location where detectives were waiting. Detectives located a makeshift bed, as well as knives, and an ice pick type weapon in his vehicle, near the makeshift bed. Williams was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Detectives believe Williams has previously met with and engaged in sexual acts with other teenage boys and are releasing his photo and a photo of his vehicle. If anyone recognizes Williams or his vehicle, and has information pertinent to this investigation, they are urged to contact the Yucaipa Police Department, Detective Bureau.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the detectives at the Yucaipa Police Department. If you choose to remain anonymous, call We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.
Refer: Detective Donald Patton
Station: Yucaipa Police Department
Phone No: (909) 918-2305
Case No: 141801916
JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department