Jayme Closs’ Accused Kidnapper: ‘The Reason I Did This Is Complicated’

Jake Patterson indicated in a letter that he plans to plead guilty

The man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and holding her for nearly three months has apologized to Jayme in a letter he wrote to NBC affiliate KARE 11. Jake Patterson, 21, also indicated in his letter that he planned to plead guilty.

Kare 11 reporter Lou Raguse received a letter from Patterson postmarked Feb. 28. In it, Patterson answered questions Raguse had previously sent about Jayme's kidnapping from her family's home in Barron, Wisconsin, on Oct. 15.

"The reason I did this is complicated," Patterson wrote. "No one will believe or can even imagine how sorry I am for hurting Jayme this much. Can’t express it."

Patterson is also accused of killing the teen's parents.

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