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Internationally known jazz musician accused of sex abuse

Published On: May 24 2013 06:25:17 PM EDT

Jazz artist faces allegations of child sex abuse


An internationally known Poconos-based jazz artist is facing allegations of child sex abuse.  Court documents say father of three, Jesse Green of Delaware Water Gap, started abusing his alleged victim when she was 12 years old.

The East Stroudsburg University grad has won numerous national Jazz awards and in the world of Jazz he's known as a gifted piano player.

However in the legal system he's now a possible sex offender. The 41 year was recently charged with court documents say was a 5 year sexual relationship with an underage girl, starting when she was 12.


"Shocked and sad," said Marry Carrig.

Carrig runs the Deerhead Inn, a Monroe County jazz spot staple. She says Green, who has preformed internationally and won numerous awards, has often played on her stage, mostly to sold out crowds.

"Jesse has always been a sweet nice great guy and musician," she said.

But police say beneath the music, Green had been playing a sinister undertone for years.

Court documents indicate earlier this month, Green admitted to a friend about having sex with the minor. That admission led to police intercepting a phone call between Green, his friend, the alleged victim and her mother.

A call in which Green reportedly admitted he started kissing the girl when she was 12 and then performing sex acts 2 years later.

Green's attorney and representatives were unavailable for comment. Green is currently in the Monroe County Correctional Facility.