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April 9, 2020: Long Beach Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Woman

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A man has been charged with kidnapping a woman from a Long Beach parking structure and sexually assaulting her last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Jacob William Brown (dob 5/12/80) of Long Beach faces one count each of carjacking, kidnapping during carjacking and kidnapping for a sex crime as well as three counts each of assault with intent to commit rape and forced oral copulation.

Deputy District Attorney Marlon Duke Powers said the charges include allegations of aggravated kidnapping.

Brown pleaded not guilty to the charges today and is scheduled to return on May 20 in Department S-18 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Long Beach Branch. Case NA114171 was originally filed on March 26.

The 33-year-old victim had parked at a friend’s apartment building when the defendant reportedly forced himself into her vehicle on March 15, the prosecutor said. Brown is charged with driving the woman to multiple locations where he sexually assaulted her, the prosecutor added.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of life in state prison. Bail is set at $4.45 million.

The case remains under investigation by the Long Beach Police Department.