New Haven man charged with trying to entice a minor for sex
JEFFERSON CITY - A New Haven man was indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to entice a minor to engage in illicit sex, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. The minor he allegedly enticed was actually an undercover law enforcement officer.
According to an affidavit, Jason Strubberg, 26, of New Haven allegedly responded to an online advertisement in January. The advertisement was posted by a Boone County Sheriff in order to find potential sexual predators.
The affidavit said Strubberg allegedly responded with emails and contacted the decoy who told him she was looking for someone to help with her 14-year-old daughter's respect issues.
Strubberg allegedly sent a contract to the decoy granting him permission to engage in sexual conduct with the decoy's daughter.
The affidavit said after further emails Strubberg asked the decoy and her daughter to meet in person so that he could spend the day with them engaging in sexual conduct. When Strubberg showed up on Jan. 8, 2016, he was arrested.
The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, cautioned that this indictment is an accusation, and not evidence of guilt.
The case is being prosecuted by an assistant U.S. attorney. The case was investigated by the Boone County Sheriff's Department and the FBI.