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Plea entered for Beaver Dam man charged with sexual exploitation

February 6, 2019

JUNEAU — A 19-year-old Beaver Dam man stood mute as a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf for charges that he had sex with underage girls.

Sebastian J. Dejager is charged with four felony counts of sexual exploitation of a child, filming; one count of felony possession of child pornography; and three misdemeanor counts of sexual intercourse with a child. He could be sentenced up to 186 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

According to the criminal complaint, Dejager told his probation officer June 12 that he possessed a cellular phone that had child pornography on it. He also admitted to having sexual relations with three 17-year-old girls. He identified the girls and said that all the incidents occurred at his parents’ home and were consensual.

The first girl, from Beaver Dam, denied a relationship with Dejager when interviewed by investigators, but admitted to it after learning he had disclosed the information. According to the criminal complaint, she said she visited Dejager last summer while he was on house arrest for misdemeanor child abuse charges. The girl said she sent him photos as well and that he knew her age.

The second girl met Dejager through another boy and was in contact with him through Snapchat. She said she was in a physical relationship with Dejager around the same time as the first girl, according to the criminal complaint. She also sent him photos of herself in her underwear.

The third girl, from Watertown, said she had been in a relationship with Dejager and that they had sexual relations on multiple occasions.

According to the criminal complaint, there were images on Dejager’s phone of sexual acts.

A telephone scheduling conference is scheduled March 22.