Registered sex offender from Akron may be with missing Pennsylvania teen

Missing PA teen thought to be with Ohio sex offender
Published: May. 21, 2023 at 12:03 PM EDT|Updated: May. 21, 2023 at 12:33 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 16-year-old who was reported missing from Pennsylvania might be with a registered sex offender from Akron.

Pennsylvania State Police say Emily High was reported missing on May 15 from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and is believed to be with 22-year-old Jaret Wright.

According to Hamilton County court records, Jaret Wright pleaded guilty to three counts of...
According to Hamilton County court records, Jaret Wright pleaded guilty to three counts of gross sexual imposition in May 2022.(Pennsylvania State Police)

Wright pleaded guilty in 2022 in a Hamilton County courthouse to gross sexual imposition, according to court records.

Court records show Wright lived in a College Hill teen’s basement bedroom for three weeks and was found hiding under her bed when he was arrested in March of 2021.

He met his victim on Instagram and drove from his Akron home to College Hill, according to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office.

Wright pleaded guilty to three counts of gross sexual imposition and the illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, court documents say.

He was sentenced to three years probation, according to court records.

As part of his probation, he was ordered to complete drug, alcohol, and sex offender treatment at a lockdown facility. He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim and is required to register as a Tier 1 sex offender. Court records show he was also ordered to not leave Hamilton County and to wear an electronic monitoring ankle device.

The Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas sent FOX19 NOW a statement, which in part reads: “[Wright] had already served 534 days in jail. He was sentenced to three years of probation with terms for inpatient sex offender treatment and other conditions. The judge ordered the maximum prison term of 54 months in prison if he violated any terms of probation.

Wright is accused of violating his probation terms, which prompted a judge to issue a nationwide arrest warrant in October 2022.

Pennsylvania State Police say High and Wright could be in the Chambersburg area. Troopers state they have a felony warrant out for Wright.

Troopers say High is 5,2″, weighs about 90 pounds, has sandy-colored hair, and has hazel eyes. She may be wearing a clip-on nose ring.

Wright has a tattoo on his hand and may go by the name of Jay Sanrose, troopers said.

Anyone with information on High and Wright’s whereabouts is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police at 1-717-264-5161.

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