Duo convicted for photographing partially naked woman.

June 24, 2020

Duo convicted for photographing partially naked woman.

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By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — Two men are convicted of “eavesdropping — installing device” after taking a photo and sharing it among friends of a partially-unclothed 17-year-old woman who was passed out at a party in 2017.

Jobbins-Ortiz

Alex Christian Jobbins-Ortiz, 25, of 602 S. Madison St., Ludington and Isaiah Samuel Pena, 21, of 5784 W. Johnson Rd., Pere Marquette Township, were arrested last January by the Ludington Police Department on a felony charge of “surveilling an unclothed person.”

Both pleaded to the lesser felony charge, which is punishable by up to two years in prison, in 51st Circuit Court, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Pena was sentenced earlier this month to serve 90 days up front of a one-year discretionary jail term with credit for 90 days already served, according to court records. He was also ordered to serve two years probation.

Jobbins-Ortiz faces serving six months up front of a one-year jail term, along with probation, said Spaniola. His sentencing is set for Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.

Pena

The woman was intoxicated and passed out at a party in the City of Ludington, June 17, 2017, Spaniola said. She had no pants on, and her bare bottom was visible. Her face could not be seen, but she could be still be identified. Neither man admitted to removing her pants.

By pleading to the lesser charge, neither will have to register as a sex offender, he said.

Jobbins-Orbitz and Pena both have extensive criminal records:

Jobbins-Orbitz:

  • In July 2014, he was found guilty in Mason County’s 79th District Court for driving a vehicle while his license (DWLS) was suspended and sentenced to 90 days discretionary jail time and $225 in fines and costs.
  • In May 2015, he was convicted in Mason County’s 51st Circuit Court for second degree home invasion and sentenced to one year in jail, serving 10 months up front.
  • In March 2016, he was found guilty in 79th District Court for DWLS and sentenced to fines and costs of $285.
  • In September 2016 he was found guilty in 79th District Court for DWLS and sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail time and one year probation.

Pena:

  • In 2016 Pena pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court for breaking and entering a building with intent and delivery/manufacture of marijuana. He was sentenced to serve 10 months in jail.
  • In 2017 he pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court for attempted third degree criminal sexual conduct (see story here). Pena, who at the time was 16-years-old at the time of the crime, had been charged with having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. He was sentenced to serve 10 months in jail.

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