Jury trial scheduled for Jeena Nilson; accused of failing to update sex offender registry

Jeena Nilson, 58, arrested and charged with six counts of failing to register as a sex offender, a third-degree felony.

LOGAN — A four-day jury trial has been scheduled for Jeena Nilson. The 59-year-old Providence woman who previously was sent to prison for sexually abusing a child, is accused of failing to update her sex offender registry.

Nilson appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. She was arrested in June and charged with four counts of failing to register as a sex-offender, a third-degree felony. She has pleaded not guilty.

Judge Kevin Allen scheduled the trial for May 9 and ordered Nilson to appear again in court for a final pretrial conference on March 27.

In November 2002, Nilson was sentenced to one-to-15 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sex abuse of a child, a second-degree felony.

Prosecutors allege that after Nilson was released, she didn’t disclose her social media accounts in her sex offender registry. She also didn’t report a vehicle, and her employment or volunteer work at Altius Gymnastics Academy.

Rozann Moake, owner of the gymnastics school, has said her mother worked at the school but said the charges against her are false and spurred by people’s gossip.

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