Man pleads guilty in assault |

Man pleads guilty in assault

by Laura Brunzlick , Staff Writer

A 49-year-old Gardnerville man pleaded guilty Monday to two felony charges for allegedly raping a 39-year-old woman while she lay in bed holding her 5-year-old daughter.

Louis Antonio Jacobo pleaded guilty to a felony charge of battery with intent to commit sexual assault and a felony charge of coercion with force or threat or force.

A sentencing hearing is set for Dec. 10.

Jacobo is accused of raping the Gardnerville woman July 21 after the victim let him in her home because she thought it was an emergency.

After entering her home, Jacobo allegedly told her he “wanted” her and wouldn’t leave. He then allegedly grabbed the victim, pushed her in a chair and assaulted her, court records say..

After the defendant allegedly stopped, the woman went to her 5-year-old daughter’s bedroom. The victim told deputies she thought Jacobo had left.

Jacobo allegedly entered the bedroom where the victim was sleeping with her daughter and pulled down the woman’s pants, according to the sheriff’s report.

After the woman rolled over and tried to escape, the defendant had sex with her as she held her daughter, who was laying next to her.

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