Jayson Song trial nears end

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Jayson Song told the court that he is the victim and he will be filing an appeal on the conviction and sentence handed down against him in court.

The trial of a man accused of kidnapping a minor and sexually assaulting her after he allegedly forced her to smoke methamphetamine is nearing its end as the government and the defense have rested their cases.

In court today, Jayson Song listened quietly as Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez played back audio from the testimony of Guam Police Department Officer Santos which was made during cross examination.

The audio was related to testimony in which the victim’s mother reported to a DART special agent that Song emailed her requesting that the charges be dropped.

The playback was done to determine if the government would be calling additional witnesses. However, following the defense resting their case, the government opted not to.

Judge Perez subsequently set Nov. 13 as the date for closing arguments.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.