Americans believe they should hold their elected officials to a very high standard. After all, these people hold significant positions of power in our country.
But in recent years, we’re starting to discover that many of these politicians are even dirtier than we thought. Many have been slapped with very serious charges, ranging from campaign fraud to domestic issues.
And the latest might be the most disturbing of all — because it involves a very young boy.
Robert Jacob is the former Democrat Mayor of Sebastopol in Sonoma County, California. He served one term and didn’t seek re-election; he’s also a cannabis businessman in the state.
And though he isn’t in office anymore, this news is bound to concern everyone who votes: because if he’s capable of doing this once, it’s likely he at least tried to do it multiple times.
Jacob just pled guilty to a violation of a minor, and now he awaits sentencing.
From Fox News:
A former Democratic mayor of a Northern California city has pleaded no contest to six counts of child sex crimes, according to reports.
The victim, a minor who turned 16 by the time of a March court hearing, testified that he met Jacob on the Grindr dating app, according to the paper. He said that Jacob knew he was underage.
The victim stated that Jacob sent him nude photos, touched him inappropriately multiple times, and even invited strange men to have sex with him.
Jacob’s multiple charges include: contacting the victim with intent to commit a specific crime, setting up a meeting to engage in lewd acts, and committing sexual abuse against a victim under the age of 15.
That’s just part of it, too; 5 other felony counts were dismissed in the plea bargain.
Jacob will be sentenced on March 23, and many are hoping his punishment is stiff. Most won’t forget that this is a former Mayor, someone who wielded significant influence in our country.
The more these stories pop up, the less faith voters have in those running for office. And it might just keep people away from the polls.
Republicans will also claim that these kinds of sick crimes appear to be perpetrated more by leftists, who seem to have no moral center and don’t really care about words like civility, propriety, decency, normalcy, etc.
Either way, Jacob probably won’t be running for any political office any time soon.
- A former Democrat Mayor in California pled no contest to 6 counts of child sex crimes.
- He’s accused of engaging in various sexual activity with a minor.
- Charges include contacting the victim to commit a specific offense, and committing sexual abuse against someone under 15 years od.
Source: Fox News