Cameron Clements, 18, of Raymond entered guilty pleas to two counts of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes using electronic communications. Officers of the Raymond Police Department were dispatched to Raymond High School upon the report from the school principal and learned that Clements had sent a series of text messages to a 13 and 14 year old. During the course of the text message exchange between Clements and the minors, he requested the minors take erotic images of themselves and send them to him.
"I believed Mr. Clements conduct warranted a prison sentence," said Pacific County Prosecutor Mark McClain. Both of these cases are sex offenses and Clements faces between 17-22 months in prison followed by 36 months of community custody. The Department of Corrections will conduct a pre-sentencing investigation before Clements is sentenced on August 14, 2015. Clements remains in custody pending sentencing.
Eike seeks treatment
Michael I. Eike, 36, of Raymond, entered a guilty plea to possession of methamphetamine. Eike, who had been taken to the hospital following his arrest by the Department of Corrections, had a pipe on him that contained methamphetamine. Sentencing is scheduled for June 12, 2015.
"Mr. Eike will be seeking a residential drug treatment option which I am opposing and instead I am asking that Mr. Eike serve an 18 month prison followed by 12 months of probation based on his seven prior felonies," McClain said.
Burke cited for harassment
Gary Burke, 60, of Long Beach entered a guilty plea to two counts of felony harassment. Burke will serve 30 days in jail and 12 months on community custody following his threats to kill a woman who had walked past his trailer. The distraught pedestrian ran into a friend's home and called 911. Officers responded and Burke would not come to the door to talk with police. Officers obtained a search warrant and eventually entered the trailer and arrested Burke.
"This is Mr. Burke's first felony offense and, given his mental health issues and lack of medication, I felt the requirement that he obtain treatment and maintain his mental health regiment was the most effective way to address his action," McClain said. Burke was also ordered to have no contact with the victim of the offense for five years.
"Mr. Burke expressed remorse at his actions and also said that he had never done anything like that before," McClain added.