On Wednesday, a Fresno woman admitted to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl whose mother was involved in a long-term love triangle relationship, fell the first domino in an unusual child sex crimes case.

Jillian Cox admitted to child abuse and will get sentenced to four years of probation along with 52 weeks of classes for child abusers.

Prosecutors expect this to be the case’s lightest punishment.

Deputy District Attorney Andrew Janz said she has been cooperating with the investigation and working with the detectives. Also, she is the least culpable.

According to investigators, Brent Cox repeatedly sexually abused the daughter of the couple’s live-in girlfriend, Tammy Schreiner.

The plan, according to reports, was to make the girl his third wife.

When the sex crimes came to light, Schreiner defended Brent Cox on Facebook, and detectives said she handed her daughter a throwaway phone and tried to coach her into lying about the abuse.

Janz said she essentially exposed her child to these horrendous acts. In addition, said that she failed miserably in her duty as a mother to protect her child.

Prosecutor Andrew Janz is also trying to negotiate a deal with Schreiner to avoid having the girl relive the abuse during the trial.

He wants Schreiner to register as a sex offender so she cannot expose other children to abuse.

Brent Cox, according to investigators, recorded video evidence of the crimes but tried to hide it.

They found it at Cox’s workplace, Tioga Sequoia, along with firearms he cannot have due to a prior conviction.

Brent Cox is facing 13 charges, one of which is possession of child pornography.

Schreiner and Brent Cox are due back in court next month to enter pleas. If they do, they will be punished in January, around the same time as Jillian Cox.

Why should you not delay filing a claim for damages in child sexual abuse cases?

If you have been sexually abused, are an adult survivor of child sexual abuse, or are the parents of a child who was sexually abused in California, you must be aware of the time limits for filing civil lawsuits. Delay can damage or even destroy your case for various reasons:

  • The filing of lawsuits has strict deadlines. Even if you have a perfect case, if you do not file a civil claim within the appropriate time limit, you will lose your right to sue and your right to collect any money.
  • Delay reduces your ability for success as Memories fade over time. In addition, physical evidence can be damaged or lost. Therefore, the sooner our lawyers review your abuse case, the sooner we can collect and preserve the evidence needed to prove your claim.
  • The delay means that the victim is unlikely to receive all of the counseling that she or he requires.
  • Prompt action means prompt justice. The attacker and everyone who helped them looked the other way, or was negligent in their duty, must be stopped immediately.

Our team of aggressive and experienced lawyers at Khashan Law can support you in fighting for your rights. We are always committed to fighting for the most favorable compensation for every client.

If you or your family member have been a victim of child sexual abuse, contact us today at 951.461.2387.