Former Bay Area mayor and weed entrepreneur convicted of sex crimes – IOTW Report

Former Bay Area mayor and weed entrepreneur convicted of sex crimes

MSN: A former Sebastopol mayor, Robert Jacob, was convicted of six felony crimes involving the sexual abuse of a child this month.

Jacob, 45, pleaded no contest to the half-dozen counts in Sonoma Superior Court on Jan. 20, capping a decade-long descent for the onetime cannabis entrepreneur and local politician, who was selected mayor by his colleagues in 2013.

The crimes Jacob pleaded to cover a gamut of illegal behavior, from contacting the victim with the intent to commit a specific offense, to arranging to meet the victim, to offering or providing transportation to the victim, to ultimately committing acts of sexual abuse against the victim, who was under the age of 15.

As a result of Jacob’s plea, five other felony counts were dismissed, Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office online records show.

The Press Democrat reported that the victim, age 16 by the time of the preliminary hearing last March,testified that he met Jacob on the Grindr dating app, and that the two exchanged nude photos before Jacob escalated the relationship with knowledge that the victim was underage. The victim testified that Jacob gave him detailed instructions about what to do when he reached Jacob’s home on at least two occasions, and paid him $75 after each time. MORE

7 Comments on Former Bay Area mayor and weed entrepreneur convicted of sex crimes

  1. Reads to me that the “victim” should be charged with prostitution….

  2. Sexual abuse of a child in California is a felony? I’m surprised !
    (five other felony counts were dismissed)
    And it has taken the state 3 years to bring charges while this pervert is still on the streets?

    Former Windsor Mayor resigned from the town council in 2021 after a Chronicle investigation that uncovered accusations of sexual assault or misconduct against at least 14 women. The California Attorney General’s Office is reviewing the results of a criminal investigation.
    After 2 years they haven’t brought charges or set a court date?
    Yep, this pervert is still on the streets.

    California where being a pedophile gets special treatment.


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