However, the 29-year-old Brae Burn Road woman is behind bars today after violating her probation. Last week, Jessop was sentenced in Richland County Common Pleas Court to 18 months at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville in an unrelated case, having violated probation on seven counts before completing her second week on supervision.
Jessop's attorney, Allen D. Werstiuk, did not return calls seeking comment.
Her husband, Christopher Jessop, 30, is serving an 18-month sentence at Bridgeport Correctional Facility in Connecticut, where he has been since March 18.
Dawn Jessop also pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny and received a five-year suspended prison sentence in the Connecticut case, which drew nationwide attention. The Madison Comprehensive High School graduate received three years probation.
Greenwich police reported the couple used a Web site where wealthy men and women pay for companionship. The Jessops, who resided in Mansfield, were arrested in Greenwich in a sting after trying to extort money from Dent.
Having returned to Mansfield in May, Dawn Jessop faced a charge of illegal processing of drug documents, stemming from a Nov. 17 arrest on a fourth-degree felony drug possession charge.
On July 15, Richland County Common Pleas Judge James Henson ordered Dawn Jessop, who pleaded guilty, be placed on three years community control. Less than two weeks later, on July 28, Mansfield police stopped her. Richland County Adult Probation Officer Dan George told the court Aug. 3 that Jessop was stopped July 29 for driving under suspension and subsequently arrested.
"The subject was followed in her vehicle to Davis Street," George wrote. "... officers located an oxycodone on the driver's seat and a cellular phone. The cellular phone revealed pornography of the subject and communication with the subject's husband and (another subject). It was also learned that (Jessop) went to (the other subject's) home during restricted curfew hours and spent the night.
"Further, (she) tested positive for oxycodone and refused to name the person she received the narcotics from when ordered to do so by this officer. (Jessop) was granted great leniency in sentencing given her recent legal issues, and yet managed to break no less than nine of her conditions prior to completing her second week on ISP supervision."
Probation violations cited in court records show driving under suspension, possession of oxycodone, testing positive for oxycodone, in possession of a cellular phone, in possession of pornography, disobeying a direct order from a supervising officer and communicating with her husband via cellular phone in violation of a supervising officer's order.
The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Web site reported Dawn Jessop was admitted to the Marysville prison Sept. 17, and will remain there through March 6, 2011.
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