Jason Stephen Sigur, 36, will spend the rest of his life in state prison after being convicted of 41 counts of kidnapping, sex with a child under 14, and other charges including burglary.
The Yolo county District Attorney's Office issued the following statement on Monday:
Sigur, who is from Dunnigan, met the 13-year-old victim on an internet chat room in August, 2010. He immediately began visiting the victim in person at her El Dorado Hills home, sneaking in through the bedroom window while the victim’s mother was asleep in another room. On his fourth visit, Sigur had sex with the victim. Sigur continued going to the victim’s home and having sex with her at least two times per week.
On October 14, 2010, Sigur persuaded the victim to leave her home and go to Dunnigan to live with him. The victim’s mother called police when she discovered her daughter missing on the morning of October 15, 2010. Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies quickly located the victim at Sigur’s trailer in Dunnigan. The cell phones of the victim and Sigur provided important evidence in this case. The District Attorney’s High Tech Computer Forensic Unit conducted the analysis which allowed the prosecution to present supporting evidence of the relationship between Sigur and the victim.
Yolo County Supervising Deputy District Attorney Michelle Serafin prosecuted the case. Serafin commended the work of Sheriff’s detective Dean Nyland and the other Yolo County Sheriff’s deputies who worked on the case, stating “The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department conducted an excellent investigation which gave the jury all the evidence they needed to take this child predator off the streets.” The jury trial was presided over by the Honorable Steven L. Mock, Judge of the Yolo County Superior Court.
For more information, please contact Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven via email at email@example.com.