SANTA ANA (CBS) —  Charges were dismissed Friday against a woman accused of helping her former fiance carry on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, according to Orange County court records.

Michelle Hecker was charged in July 2008 as an aider and abetter with three felony counts of lewd acts on a child and one count each of statutory rape, oral copulation of a child and digital penetration of a minor.

Those charges were dismissed today, according to court records. It was not immediately clear why.

Hecker’s former fiance, co-defendant Jason Ellis, a prominent photographer, is next scheduled to appear in court for a pretrial hearing May 20.

Hecker met the girl, who shared her passion for horseback riding, when she was 14 years old, according to prosecutors. They alleged she introduced the girl to Ellis to help her with a modeling career.

Between August 2007 and June 2008, Ellis allegedly took the girl on dates to the movies and to dinner while kissing and touching her in public, according to prosecutors.

The girl’s parents eventually grew suspicious and hired a private investigator to follow Ellis and their daughter, prosecutors said.

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Comments (8)
  1. george says:

    how does she go free? she went out and found this girl for this sick bast**d and gets no charges, THIS IS SHAMEFUL, SHE MUST BE WHITE AND RICH, IF THIS SHE WERE A HISPANIC OR BLACK SHE WOULD BE IN JAIL.

    1. nek says:

      And if she was oriental what would she get for a sentence? 2 years of rice filled taco’s…….. ????

    2. Saber 1 says:

      Or a rich black rapper or a drug cartel with money from the death they deal to America. Raqce has nothing to do with it, people like you though make it race related.

  2. Tom says:

    Because she’s white. That’s what they do. They molest/rape kids and get away with it.

  3. John says:

    There are plenty of whites that are caught and prosocuted. We need a zero tolerance for these people and demand they receive a 25 years to life setence. Personally I would rather stone them to death becuse 99% are repeat offenders.

  4. vanne says:

    ignorance, ignorance, ignorance. All the time ignorance! Not only in the news reports ( which are so lacking when it comes to the whole story ) but the comments are so ignorant. People… learn how to speak english properly so that you can type properly. Learn how to type. Learn how to proof read. And did you know that all capitol letters is like screaming. Did you also read that Hispanics are no longer a minority after the census was tallied? I wonder when they will stop getting goverment help for everything!


    Vanne, you are an idiot!!! There are just as many white people getting government assistance in this country as there are other races but now you’re going to cry about it because WHITES are the minority now!!! BOO HOO!!!! Yes i’m screaming this, “YOU ARE AN IDIOT”!!!!!

  6. Atom&Yves says:

    Calipornia needs ‘the big one’ soon. Real soon.

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