Wilmington woman pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen she was trying to adopt

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Christy Lynn Jaski
Christy Lynn Jaski

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – A Wilmington woman who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a teenage boy she was trying to adopt will have to register as a sex offender, but will serve no time in prison.

Christy Lynn Jaski, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Hanover County Superior Court to three counts of sexual battery, according to District Attorney Ben David.

David said charges in the case originated from an incident on Dec. 1, 2014, involving Jaski and the then, 14-year-old victim in the case, who was in the process of being adopted by Jaski.

She was arrested on Feb. 9, 2015 and originally charged with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of felony child abuse-sexual act. Jaski was released from the New Hanover County jail on a $100,000 bail shortly after her arrest.

According to the arrest warrant, Jaski was charged with a “lewd and lascivious act upon the body” of the 14-year-old boy. On April 6, 2015, a New Hanover County grand jury indicted her on three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.

“The plea spares the victim from having to testify in the case,” David said.

The child victim has since been rehoused. Superior Court Judge Ebern T. Watson sentenced Jaski to two 60-day consecutive sentences in prison, which were suspended, and ordered her to serve three years of supervised probation. As part of her sentence, Jaski will also have to register as a sex offender for 30 years.

The Wilmington Police Department conducted the investigation into this case. Assistant District Attorney Lance Oehrlein prosecuted the case for the state. According to court records, attorney William Gerrans represented Jaski.