Female pleads in child predator case



The first woman charged by Pennsylvania’s Child Predator Unit pleaded guilty to two felony counts in the Susquehanna County Court of Common Pleas on Friday.

Jamie Nicole Eastman, 20, Great Bend, faces a maximum of 17 years in prison if sentenced consecutively on the counts. She pleaded guilty to unlawful contact with a minor and criminal use of a communication facility.

Eastman admitted she used the internet, Dec. 23-30, 2009, to initiate contact with a person that she believed was a 13-year-old girl and arranged to meet the teen for sex. She had actually been communicating with Agent Kurt Smith of the state attorney general’s office.

Eastman, and her boyfriend Duane Jay Anderson, were both arrested at the meeting site they arranged in Montrose on Dec. 30, 2009.

President Judge Kenneth Seamans ordered Eastman to undergo a sexual offender evaluation prior to her sentencing on Dec. 16. She has been held at the Susquehanna County Correctional Facility since her arrest.

Since the initial arrest, Anderson has also been charged with child pornography charges and aggravated indecent sexual assault of a child. Anderson is currently awaiting trial and has been housed, in lieu of bail, at the county prison.

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