A befriending on social media and the offer of a free tattoo led to false imprisonment and sexual assault of a woman in Yuba County, according to sheriff’s officials.
Sheriff’s deputies said that the circumstances that led to the alleged rape of the 21-year-old woman began when she recently was “friended” by Jason Lee Brakebill on Facebook. He offered her a free tattoo and they made arrangements to meet on March 23.
Brakebill drove the woman to his home in the 8100 block of Eureka Lane in the rural foothill community of Smartsville. He “provided” the woman methamphetamine and Klonopin, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
Klonopin is a brand name for a drug to treat seizure and panic disorders. The drug can cause drowsiness.
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The woman became unconscious and deputies said that Brakebill had sexual intercourse with her. For about the next four days, Brakebill would not let her leave his home, according to officials.
Eventually, she obtained help after Brakebill passed out. He was booked into jail on suspicion of false imprisonment and several sexual offenses.
Deputies said that Brakebill denied raping the woman, saying that any sexual contact was consensual.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.