Ex-Sebastopol Mayor Will get 7 Years for Sexually Abusing a Little one

A former mayor of Sebastopol bought seven years in jail for sexual misconduct with a minor, the Sonoma County District Legal professional’s Workplace mentioned.

Robert Jacob, 46, allegedly met his sufferer on-line in early 2020 when the boy was 14 years previous. Over the course of the following 12 months, prosecutors say, Jacob chatted with the sufferer and ultimately the conversations turned sexual.

Jacob despatched the boy lewd movies and the sufferer would go to Jacob’s home in Sebastopol below the guise of doing chores for him, prosecutors mentioned. 

In accordance with the Sonoma County DA, Jacob engaged in sexual acts with the boy when he was 14 and 15 years previous and made the sufferer have interaction in intercourse acts with one other man at his house. 

Jacob pleaded no contest in January to 6 felony counts together with procuring a toddler to interact in a lewd act with one other grownup, sexual penetration of a minor, partaking in a lewd act with a minor, sending lewd materials to a minor and speaking with a minor with the intent to commit a intercourse crime. 

The case that culminated with Jacob’s sentencing Thursday would possibly by no means have occurred with out assist from the boy he allegedly abused, officers mentioned.

“The sufferer ought to be counseled for coming ahead to report what Mr. Jacob did,” District Legal professional Carla Rodriguez mentioned. “His bravery in reporting Mr. Jacob’s crimes has made the neighborhood a safer place.”

Jacob, who based a hashish dispensary referred to as Peace in Drugs in 2007, was elected to the Sebastopol Metropolis Council in 2012 and have become mayor the next 12 months.

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