Lur­ing and sex­ual as­sault re­sult in jail time for Is­land man

Daryl Harold Jel­ley, 48, sen­tenced to 18 months

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE - BY COLIN MA­CLEAN

A Summerside man has been sen­tenced to 18 months in jail for lur­ing and sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a 15-year-old girl.

Daryl Harold Jel­ley, 48, pleaded guilty ear­lier this year and was sen­tenced on Tues­day.

The crimes took place be­tween Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014.

In ad­di­tion to the jail time, Jel­ley must also serve three years of pro­ba­tion, pay a $400 vic­tim sur­charge and has been or­dered to stay away from his vic­tim and any place she fre­quents once he’s re­leased.

Jel­ley’s crimes came to light on Jan. 2, 2015, when the vic­tim’s mother found sex­u­ally sug­ges­tive text mes­sages on her daugh­ter’s phone and con­tacted Summerside Po­lice Ser­vices.

The phone was turned over to po­lice as ev­i­dence and they found thou­sands of texts be­tween the man and girl over the course of a cou­ple of months.

Dur­ing a sub­se­quent in­ter­view, the vic­tim ex­plained that she’d met Jel­ley in early 2014 and their re­la­tion­ship started in­no­cently enough.

How­ever, Jel­ley even­tu­ally started to be­come an­gry if she didn’t spend time with him and would find ex­cuses to touch her.

She told po­lice she didn’t want to lose him as a friend, she felt he cared for her, so she con­tin­ued to spend time with him.

Jel­ley even­tu­ally started to touch his vic­tim sex­u­ally and did so on mul­ti­ple oc­ca­sions be­fore the mother called po­lice.

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