A former mayor of Sebastopol, California who supported BLM’s police defunding initiatives has been arrested for 17 felony counts including several counts of sexual assault on a minor.
Robert Jacob frequently called for violence against police in his support of BLM.
Jacob ran a medical marijuana dispensary in Sebastopol starting in 2007 and was appointed mayor by the city council in 2013. He is gay and married his boyfriend in 2019.
The alleged assaults took place between December 2019 and March 2021 and involved one unidentified victim, who was 15 at the time. Jacob is being held without bail after the arrest.
The investigation is still open in case there are more victims that decide to come forward.
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