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Groomsman jailed for having sex with teenage bridesmaid and infecting her with an STD

By Mason White 12:16 PM July 9, 2017
John Sylvester Young
John Sylvester Young
By: Alexis Bell

A groomsman betrayed his best friend by sleeping with his cousin after his wedding.

The 29-year-old groomsman of Pennsylvania, has been jailed for sexually assaulting the 15-year-old bridesmaid.

John Sylvester Young pleaded guilty to statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors. The plea came after prosecutors agreed to drop some of the charges against him.

Young, who was a long-time friend of the groom, was paired with the 15-year-old girl for the wedding in Pittsburgh.

Prosecutors said that during the wedding, Young gave the girl, who was related to the groom, several alcoholic drinks. He then kissed her and touched her.

After the wedding, some guests spent the night at a hotel. According to police, the girl went to Young’s room around 4:00 a.m., and had sex.

Young asked the girl to send him nude photos of herself through Snapchat. She agreed and she sent him several nude photos.

Some time later, the 15-year-old girl was diagnosed with Chlamydia. When the girl confessed to sleeping with Young, the groom was furious.

The groom confronted Young, who admitted that the girl had been in his hotel room. The groom immediately called police and charges were filed against Young.

An Allegheny County judge sentenced Young to 11 to 23 months in jail. He must register as a sex offender for life and can not have contact with the victim.