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Former Peoria Friendship House employee accused of having sex with a minor

A 22-year-old Peoria woman is accused of criminal sexual assault after allegedly having sex with a minor.

A Peoria County grand jury indictment on Tuesday accuses Jasmine Lamon of having sex with someone who is at least 13 years of age, but younger than 18, while Lamon was the alleged victim's work supervisor.

According to a webpage from Julyaccessed using the Internet Archive, Lamon was an employee at the nonprofit Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service.

Her listed titles include director of pathways and a mentor coordinator. She is not listed on the current version of the site.

Friendship House President and CEO Marcellus Sommerville confirmed Lamon is no longer employed by the organization.

“We are aware of the allegations, and we are taking the matter very seriously,” said Sommerville in a statement emailed to WCBU. “However, because the matter is under investigation and that investigation is ongoing, we have no further comment at this time.”

Court documents show Lamon was released on bond in late July. She is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Thursday.

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Collin Schopp is a reporter at WCBU. He joined the station in 2022.