Day 1 of Jockisch Trial Ends Without Verdict

Day 1 of Jockisch Trial Ends Without Verdict

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MOBILE, Alabama - The trial of Freeman Jockisch moved quickly Wednesday. After only one day of testimony the case was turned over to the jury.

After being convicted of tax fraud nearly a decade ago, the 70-year-old former County Commissioner is now accused of trying to solicit a minor for sex.

Detectives say Jockisch first responded to an ad in July on Craigslist. It didn’t specifically call for sex but in e-mails Jockisch wrote ‘Let’s do it’ and ‘I want to make love to you’.

No meet was set up until Jockisch responded to another Craigslist ad in November. Prosecutors say he believed he was communicating with the same 15-year-old girl.

Jockisch’s defense attorney, Jeff Deen says the enticement came on the part of police officers, because the ad was posted on site specifically for adults. Deen also says Jockisch wasn’t looking for sex, but to mentor young girls.

Court resumes Thursday at 9 a.m.


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