Saturday, September 03, 2005

Ecstasy Rape In New York

From the Journal News, in Westchester Co., New York:

A married Ossining man raped a New Jersey woman over the weekend, after his girlfriend slipped a drug into the victim's drink, police said.

Kevin Nowell, 41, of 21 Stone Ave., Ossining, was charged yesterday with two felonies — first-degree rape and first-degree criminal sex act — in connection with the Sunday morning incident at the Beacon Hill Drive apartment of his 24-year-old girlfriend.

The girlfriend, Jessica Jacobson, was arrested Sunday after the victim told Dobbs Ferry police she had been sexually assaulted just before 2:30 that morning. The 23-year-old victim was a friend of Jacobson's who went to the apartment late Saturday night to hang out with her. Police said Jacobson invited her there so that Nowell could have sex with her.

Jacobson works as a gymnastics instructor for The Little Gym in Bedford. She was charged with facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance, accused of putting Ecstasy into the woman's drink.

Nowell slapped her and pulled her hair as he raped and sodomized her after she became weak from the mixture of Ecstasy and alcohol, police said.

She called police after going to an emergency room for treatment.

Nowell, a home health-care nurse, faces up to 25 years and Jacobson up to seven years in state prison if convicted.

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