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A senior associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati pleaded no contest Tuesday to charges that he had sex with a 16-year-old girl and propositioned her 17-year-old friend via the Internet. Jason Borrevik, 32, will have to register as a sex offender, prosecutors said. He will be sentenced Nov. 24. Borrevik entered a conditional plea, which could allow him to avoid a prison term. He may still serve up to a year in a county jail. “His conduct in this matter has been irresponsible and harmful, and he wanted to accept responsibility for his conduct at the earliest possible chance, so that’s what he did,” said defense attorney John Williams of San Jose’s Manchester, Williams & Seibert. Williams added that Borrevik’s family continues to support him, but that the situation has been “very difficult” for those involved. Borrevik and his wife have an infant son. Borrevik was formally charged last week with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and two counts of distributing harmful matter via the Internet to minors. Authorities alleged that Borrevik paid a 16-year-old girl more than $1,000 for sex and tried to convince her 17-year-old friend to meet for sex by sending explicit photos and offering money. Authorities said that Borrevik sent a picture of his genitals to the older girl — although he later denied it was a picture of his penis. Borrevik was caught after the 17-year-old talked to police, and a female detective posed as the teenager online. Deputy District Attorney Charles Gillingham said he was pleased that Borrevik pleaded guilty and thus prevented the victims from having to appear in court. “I think it was resolved appropriately,” Gillingham said. “One of the things you want is for a person to acknowledge responsibility. And in sex cases we prefer an early resolution so we don’t have to get our victims to testify.” Borrevik, Gillingham said, “came in at the earliest possible moment and took responsibility.” What hasn’t been determined is what will happen to Borrevik’s lucrative corporate law job and his Bar license. Until his late-summer arrest, Borrevik was a specialist in employee compensation and benefits with Wilson Sonsini. He went on administrative leave shortly after the arrest was publicized. A Wilson Sonsini spokesman did not immediately return a call requesting comment. But State Bar officials said Borrevik would likely be placed on involuntary inactive status after they receive notice of his pleas. After sentencing, Bar officials can decide if they should pursue a disciplinary hearing. Gillingham said he did not know how or when Borrevik would apply for sex offender status. Borrevik will remain out on bond until he is sentenced later next month. Gillingham declined to say what sentence he would recommend, saying he needed to review a probation report and other materials.

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