The law pleads guilty to criminal offenses, including the charge of corruption


A Cambridge-area resident accused of supplying a 17-year-old girl with illegal drugs while harboring the runaway at his home filed four negotiated pleas last week in a hearing in the county pleadings court from Guernsey.

Jesse A. Law, 44, pleaded guilty to bribing another person with drugs, a second degree felony; aggravated drug trafficking and aggravated drug possession, third degree crimes; and aggravated drug possession, a fifth degree felony.

Judge Daniel Padden ordered that a pre-sentence investigative report be prepared prior to the sentencing hearing.

Four more felony charges filed against Law will be dismissed in a sentencing hearing on August 31.

Law was first indicted by a Guernsey County grand jury on two counts of bribing another with drugs, second degree crimes, on March 18. The offenses were reportedly committed on January 21.

The age of the victim, 17, was a factor in the filing of criminal offenses.

Law was also charged on the same day on single counts of aggravated drug trafficking and aggravated drug possession, third degree felony and possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fourth degree felony.

Online court records indicate that these offenses took place on January 7.

After:Separate indictments against the law after multiple investigations

Finally, a grand jury indicted Law on single counts of tampering with evidence and possession of a fentanyl-related compound, third-degree felony and aggravated drug possession, a fifth-degree felony, on the 15th. June.

These offenses allegedly took place on January 15.

The runaway girl was reportedly living with Law at her Skyline Drive residence for several days when she was located by lawmakers.

After:Sheriff’s office: local man accused of hiding runaway teenager, giving her drugs

Guernsey County Sheriff’s Deputies said the girl confessed to being given heroin and methamphetamine. She also told MPs that Law would ask her to pick up narcotics from various locations and deliver them to her at her residence.

Guernsey County Sheriff's Office

During their investigation, MPs learned over the girl’s cell phone that she had had sex with older men in exchange for illegal narcotics.

Law has been identified as one of the men.

The drug-related charges were reportedly presented to a grand jury following a pre-raid on the Skyline Drive residence.

In May 2015, Law was charged with three drug-related offenses. He was granted treatment in lieu of conviction in September 2016 and sentenced to probation.

Law remains in the Guernsey County Jail on $ 300,000 bail. He is prohibited from having contact with the female victim.


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