Robert Jacob

Robert Jacob gets the gavel as the major of Sebastopol in December 2013. 

On March 30, 2021, Sebastopol police officers received information of possible sexual assaults that occurred in the City of Sebastopol between December 2019 and March 2021.

Upon further investigation, the suspect was identified as Robert Jacob, the former mayor of Sebastopol (2014) and the co-founder of Peace in Medicine, Sebastopol’s first cannabis dispensary.

On April 10, 2021 at 7 a.m., Sebastopol police officers contacted Robert Jacob in the 7400 block of Woodland Avenue and took him into custody for an arrest warrant related to five felony and one misdemeanor sexual assault crimes against a minor, including  266j PC, 288(c)(1) PC, 288.2(a)(1) PC, 288.2(a)(2) PC, 288.4(a)(1) PC, and 289(i) PC. (According the California Penal Code, these involve, among other things,  transportation of a child under 16 for lewd and lascivious acts, distribution of child pornography, arranging a meeting for sexual purposes with a person believed to be underage and sexual penetration with a person under 16 years of age.)

Jacob was transported to the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility and is being held without bail.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sebastopol Police Department at 707-829-4400 and refer to Report #21-0220.

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Although I do consider rape and other harsh actions against an innocent person to be something that merits punishment, let’s not forget that we live in a democratic country where we have a right to trial and where facts are provided and reviewed before allegations become a charge that ruins a persons life. I’m saying that there are motives for corruption here so hopefully high authorities and figures with power are able to review this... I know first hand that Robert would not ever harm an innocent child like this report and others allege. If what occurred is true, please provide public with some insight and let us know what is going on in this case. Many are watching as this is not something a friend of Robert would ever expect....

shad on

He talks a lot to his close friends, hence the stoner cult. I hope they get arrested for not reporting way sooner. I am so sure he boosted. Great job, victim for talking with the police, I am sure you are not alone and more will be revealed.

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