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    August 2020

    'He is a threat to females': Jason Hann had a history of violence when he lured 15 and 16-year-old girls, offering money for sex

    The mother of a 15-year-old girl who Jason Troy Hann groomed through online chats, begged for sexual images and ultimately sexually assaulted in a Saskatoon motel room told Hann that women and girls are not his personal sex toys. “You found these hurting girls and used their weaknesses to pleasure your sick mind,” the woman, who cannot be named to protect her daughter’s identity, wrote in a victim impact statement read aloud at Hann’s sentencing hearing on Monday.

    “You chose the wrong family to mess with,” she added. The woman sat with her daughter in a Saskatoon provincial courtroom as Hann, a 46-year-old husband, father and owner of an asbestos removal business, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual assault, child luring, distributing child pornography, sexual exploitation, assault and transmitting intimate images without consent.

    The charges involve three victims — a 16-year-old girl who knew Hann’s family, her 15-year-old friend and an unrelated 20-year-old woman — and span from January 2018 to Hann’s arrest on Feb. 13. Detailing the facts, Crown prosecutor Lana Morelli said Hann flew the 16-year-old girl across Canada to Saskatoon on Feb. 4 to be in a “sugar daddy-sugar baby” relationship with him, agreeing to give her money and pay for her apartment in exchange for nude photos and sex “when he wanted it,” Morelli told court. 

    He later entered into the same agreement with the 15-year-old girl and arranged a threesome in a motel on Feb. 7, giving the girls $60 for sex acts. Shortly after, the 15-year-old disclosed the assault to her family and police, showing them sexually explicit images sent between her and Hann — of her, the 16-year-old girl and Hann — and messages discussing payment for sex acts, how to hide the money from her parents and how to delete their conversations.

    Hann’s text messages to the girl were encrypted when police searched his phone. He was initially released on electronic monitoring but has been in custody since additional charges were laid in March involving a 20-year-old former employee. Hann had sent 13 photos of the woman, engaged in graphic sex acts, to the teen girls without the woman’s consent. According to the facts, police found the woman and learned that she and Hann started a sexual relationship in 2018, but that she did not consent to Hann choking and slapping her during sex when she was nine months pregnant.

    In her victim impact statement, the woman described Hann as a controlling “sex crazed” man who sees women as sexual objects. Court heard the woman, who has mental health issues and cognitive delays, was dependent on Hann because he helped pay for her apartment. Hann knew his victims wanted financial independence and preyed on their vulnerabilities, manipulating them into thinking they were in control, Morelli noted when proposing the five-year joint submission from the Crown and defence, which Judge Bruce Bauer accepted.

    The mother of the 16-year-old wrote that she trusted Hann to protect her daughter. She said she now realizes he was the one she needed protection from. The 15-year-old’s mother said her daughter blamed herself. “She doesn’t fully grasp that no child at 15 should be put in this situation.”

    Court heard Hann searched online for “age of consent in Saskatchewan” and for countries that have extradition agreements with Canada. Officers also found a text message Hann sent to a friend about being accused of running a prostitution ring, and wishing it was true.

    “He is a threat to females in our society, adults and children alike,” Morelli said.

    Defence lawyer Brent Little said Hann is remorseful and looks forward to programming in prison that can help him address his offending. As part of his sentence, Hann is prohibited from communicating with anyone under the age of 16 through a computer device and being around them, unless supervised by an adult who is aware of his conviction, for five years after his release from custody. He also will be on the national sex offender registry for the rest of his life.

     

    Published on: August 10th, 2020

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    • Posted By: Bre McAdam - Saskatoon StarPhoenix
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