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N.J. EMT gets 30 years in prison for sexually exploiting York teen
A certified EMT from New Jersey will spend 30 years in prison for sexually exploiting a York County teen, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Michael Robert Janeski, 38, of Edison, New Jersey, began messaging the 14-year-old girl through a messaging app on her phone and convinced her to send him "sexually exploitative" photos and videos, the release states.
He pleaded guilty in February to a federal charge of sexual exploitation of a child and was sentenced Thursday, according to court records.
Charges: Janeski also was charged locally early last year by Northern York County Regional Police.
On Feb. 13, 2016, Janeski met the girl and took her to a Manchester Township hotel, where he bound and raped her, according to police.
Janeski was charged with one count each of rape by forcible compulsion, aggravated indecent assault, sexual assault, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault of a person younger than 16, corruption of minors, unlawful contact with minors and three counts of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse with a person younger than 16, documents state.
The case was investigated by the Northern York County Regional Police Department and the FBI. It was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice.
According to the New Jersey Department of Health, Janeski was a certified EMT when the charges were filed. On March 8, 2016, the department issued a notice to Janeski informing him that because of his charges, his certification is suspended.
His local case remains active. His attorney, Chris Ferro, said he hopes with the resolution of the federal case that the local charges will be dismissed, but nothing has been decided.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.