'Kes' from Voyager in a legal pickle

Started by Bromptonboy, September 15, 2015, 01:46:22 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.



HARRIMAN (WATE) – A woman who played the medical assistant in the first three season of Star Trek: Voyager was arrested for indecent exposure.

Jennifer Ann Lien, 41, was arrested at her home in Harriman on September 3 at around 6:42 p.m. Deputies said Lien had an active warrant in Roane County on two counts of exposing herself to a child under the age of 13.

Roane County Sheriff's Office was initially delivering a Detainer Summons. When they visited Lien's house, her front door was open. After knocking on the door, she yelled at deputies to come in.

Deputies said Lien was naked on her couch, covered by a blanket. She told the deputies she was expecting them.

Then dispatch told the deputies that Lien had an active warrant from the Harriman City Police Department. When they told her about the warrant, she said they needed to leave her alone, saying she wasn't going any (expletive) where.

The two deputies repeatedly asked Lien to put on clothes, eventually calling for a female deputy. They said Lien told them she would have all of them shot and killed.

Eventually, deputies said the put Lien in handcuffs, putting a shirt and pants from the jail on her. They said she refused to walk to the patrol car and they had to carry her to the car, before driving to the Roane County Detention Center. Lien's bond was set at $2,500.

Criminal history

(Roane County Sheriff's Office)
Jennifer Ann Lien, 07/03/2012 (Roane County Sheriff's Office)
Lien has a criminal history that includes aggravated assault, resisting arrest, evading arrest and reckless endangerment on April 17 by the Harriman Police Department.

On June 4, 2012 she was also arrested for domestic assault in Roane County.

Star Trek: Voyager

For three seasons, Lien played "Kes" on the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager. She played an Ocampa.

During the show, she developed a close friendship with the Doctor, played by Robert Picardo. She received medical training and took on a role as a Medical assistant.

She left the show in season four, making one guest appearance two seasons later.


Oh dear.  Did she leave the show early because she was mentally unstable or did she become mentally unstable after leaving the show early?
"I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."  -Groucho Marx


I thought she left the show to clear up budget dollars to bring on Jerri Ryan.  Not sure though..


A little sleuthing shows her life pretty much going down the tubes over the past four years or so.  Can't tell if it's substance abuse, mental illness or a combination, but overall pretty sad. 
"I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."  -Groucho Marx


That is sad to hear. I hope she can get help with whatever it is that has got her so messed up.