Minnesota man caught raping a sleeping woman — but only gets probation and a $200 fine
A Minnesota man avoided prison after accepting a plea agreement for raping a sleeping woman at a friend’s house last year.
Jason DeJesus, of Jordan, agreed to plead guilty to criminal sexual conduct, a felony, in August and was sentenced last month, reported the Jordan Independent.
The 34-year-old DeJesus stopped by a friend’s house May 15 and watched two men playing video games before excusing himself to use the bathroom, according to police.
His friends began to wonder where DeJesus had gone after about 15 minutes, so they went to look for him.
The men told police they found DeJesus on top of a woman who had been sleeping nude in a bedroom, and one of the men swore at his friend and pulled him off the victim.
A witness told police that DeJesus had walked into a bathroom about six months earlier while that same woman was showering, and he questioned whether that had been a mistake.
The victim told police she drank two shots of alcohol before going to sleep a couple hours earlier, and awoke when her son turned on the light — and she found DeJesus had penetrated her vagina.
DeJesus fled after he was confronted, and police found him a few hours later.
He was on probation at the time for domestic assault conviction in February 2017, according to court documents.
District Judge Paula Vraa sentenced DeJesus on Feb. 26 to 134 days in jail but credited him with 134 days he’d already served while awaiting trial.
The judge placed DeJesus on a 10-year conditional release with five years of supervised probation, along with a psychological-sexual evaluation and mandatory participation in a sex offender program.
He was also ordered to pay a $200 fine.
DeJesus potentially faced a maximum 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine for the felony conviction.