Song acquitted of rape; guilty of meth possession

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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.
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A Superior Court jury has found 38-year-old Jason Song not guilty of raping a teenage girl, but he was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine.

Song was accused of luring a 17-year-old girl into his truck in 2016, making her smoke meth with him and then sexually assaulting her.

The jury spent most of Thursday deliberating before finding him not guilty on the criminal sexual assault charge.

Song is scheduled to be sentenced on January 31.

In a statement from the Attorney General’s Office prosecutor Lenny Rapadas said “while we are disappointed with the results, we are more disappointed for the victim who had to endure almost three days of facing the defendant at trial.”

“We are very proud of the strength and courage that the victim showed,”said Rapadas.

Song claimed the sex was consensual and that the victim had asked him to smoke meth that day.

Song was defended by attorney David Lujan.

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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.