A 19-year-old Rochester man who police say had sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl from Vanport, has tentatively agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors that would see him serve just 9 months in the county jail, according to sources.
Jordan Mercadante waived his preliminary hearing today on charges including Indecent Assault and a felony count of Aggravated Indecent Assault. Beaver police say Mercadante was at a party at the girl’s house when the sexual contact occurred. The girl and her sister subsequently went to the Beaver Police Station to file a complaint against the man.
According to police, Jordan Mercadante provided a written statement admitting he had sexual contact with the 13-year-old girl.
Law enforcement sources say Mercadante intends to plead to one count of Corruption of Minors, a misdemeanor charge — Sources say the victim and her family have agreed to the deal.
Marcadante remains free on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
Note: The Beaver Countian has a policy of not identifying alleged victims of sexual abuse by name.