AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the trial of 36-year-old Jared Jandreau of China continued into its second day. The charges include 20 counts of sexual assault and five counts of unlawful sexual contact.
The jury heard testimony from Maine State Police special agent David Armstrong’s daughter, who was asked to dissect the messages on Jandreau’s phone. After the text messages between Jandreau and Jessica Cox, 32, were read to the whole courtroom, the defense attorneys began their cross-examination.
It was shown that no explicit photos or videos were found during the SMS message retrieval. Defense attorneys Tim Zerillo and Darrick Banda said the retrieval so far does not show enough evidence to hold him accountable.
Banda says emojis were used during the SMS message exchange but due to technical reasons none of them showed up on the receiving phone such that their meaning could not be interpreted.
Cox is expected to testify in court Wednesday. They hope to have the case before the jury by Thursday.