A 21 year old Fairbanks man is in jail on a "no bail" status, accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl.
Oleondeio Ebert was arraigned Saturday afternoon in Fairbanks District Court on charges of Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor, Distributing Indecent Materials to Minors, and
Stalking in the First Degree.
According to a criminal complaint filed by Alaska State Troopers, on April 5th, they received a call from "J.C.," the father of the alleged victim after he had found text messages detailing sexual
activity between his daughter, identified in court records as "T.C.," and Ebert.
The complaint also says nude photos of Ebert were also found on the phone as well.
Once confronted, "T.C." said "the sexual encounter took place when she was 13, and the relationship had since ended."
She said that Ebert had "been stalking her since the end of their relationship, asking friends to persuade her to meet him."
On May 21, records say Ebert was found in a wooded area near "T.C's" home after she had returned home from school, and on May 22, Ebert is said to have "showed up uninvited to a
Troopers say during an interview with Ebert, he admitted to "being in a relationship with "T.C.," but said the relationship was in the past and didn't matter anymore."
They say he also refused to talk about the sexual nature of the relationship.
During Saturday's hearing, Ebert, appearing via videoconference from the Fairbanks Correctional Center, pleaded repeatedly with District Court Magistrate Romano DiBenedetto
to release him on bail so he could "make money to fight this (the case)."
"Sir...please....I need to get out of jail and work....I've got a job," said Ebert. "I need to work so I can make money to fight this. Come on man...it's me!"
The alleged victim's father, who participated via telephone, says Ebert "belongs in jail."
"This guy has been to my house, he's been detained by my house," said "J.C." "He's been to my daughter's graduation, you need to keep this man in jail. I think this is a safety
issue we've got going on here."
Ebert's grandmother, Teri Ebert, attended Saturday's hearing.
Moved to tears, she called the charges against her grandson "horrible, ridiculous, and totally untrue."
"There are two sides to this story," said Teri Ebert. "I told my grandson to stay away from that girl, because she said she was 17, and I didn't believe her...I knew she was lying."
"I kept trying to tell him to leave her alone, but you know....he's 21......."