A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier pleaded guilty Monday to charges he solicited and received sexually explicit images of a West Virginia teenager while stationed at the South Sound base.
Jon Seth Davisson, 22, faces five to 20 years in prison, according to a news release announcing his guilty plea in the U.S. Southern District of West Virginia. Sentencing will be May 12.
Davisson, a private in the Army, admitted to exchanging text messages with a 13-year-old Cabell County, W.Va., girl in August 2013. He persuaded the child to take sexually explicit photographs and then send them to him.
Davisson had known the child for several years and knew her age, authorities said. He was arrested in September 2013 at the base.
Lewis-McChord’s 7th Infantry Division told The Herald Dispatch of Huntington, W.Va,. that Davisson joined the Army in June 2011 and reported to Lewis-McChord that October.The Herald Dispatch (Huntington, W.Va.)