Indiana man convicted of child seduction involving teen

Jeramey Butler, 38 (Johnson County Jail booking photo)
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FRANKLIN, Ind. (WTHR) - A Putnam County man was convicted Wednesday of multiple child crimes, including child seduction.

A Johnson County jury convicted 38-year-old Jeramey Butler of Cloverdale on charges of child seduction and dissemination of matter harmful to minors, both felonies.

The mother of a 17-year-old told Greenwood Police in January 2017 that Butler approached the girl in December 2016 asking if she was interested in making "serious money" by making a pornographic video, and then showed her still photos of existing videos on a pornographic website. The next morning, he reportedly asked her if she'd made a decision, then picked her up and laid her on a bed and started sexually touching her.

The girl told both her boyfriend and mother about the incidents, and they called police.

A Greenwood detective specially trained in getting forensic evidence off electronics testified he found evidence on Butler's phone corroborating the dates and times of the girl's story.

“Today’s guilty verdict would not have been possible without the hard work of some amazing Greenwood detectives/officers and the strength of the victim,” Sex Crimes Deputy Prosecutor Ryan Bland said in a statement.

Butler is scheduled to be sentenced June 10. He faces six months to 2.5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.