Jacob Sullivan: Arizona man arrested for rape of 6-yr-old girl after she contracts STD
PEORIA, ARIZONA: An Arizona man has been arrested on three charges of sexual assault to a minor after it was revealed he raped a six-year-old girl. According to reports, 26-year-old Jacob Sullivan reportedly sexually assaulted the daughter of his roommate, leading her to contract an STD. He is now being held at the Pinal County Jail after being arrested on December 20.
The news comes amidst the damning trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, where multiple people have testified the socialite was involved in the grooming of minors. In fact, Jeffery Epstein's longtime housekeeper even testified that he and Maxwell frequently socialized with topless minors. A the same time, CNN producer John Griffin has been accused of grooming minors for sex, with the details going public in mid-December through an unsealed federal indictment.
Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told The Daily Mail, "Getting this sexual predator off the streets was our number one priority. I am pleased with our detectives for making quick work of this suspect." Sullivan is next due in court on December 28.
Who is Jacob Sullivan?
Little is known about the 26-year-old suspect. He doesn't appear to have a presence on social media, so all we know about him is what has been revealed from court records and media stories. It is believed he lived with the father of the six-year-old at his home in north Peoria, a suburb of Phoenix. It's unclear how long Sullivan was living there, but during that time he reportedly sexually assaulted the minor.
On November 14, the child tested positive for an STD at the Queen Creek urgent care clinic, which led the clinic to contact the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. Upon investigation, the child confirmed she was assaulted, which led police straight to Sullivan. A warrant was issued on December 20, and he was arrested the same day. The identity of the father has not been revealed, but a spokesperson for the police did confirm he had custody of the child.
Sullivan is now facing three counts of sexual assault, a class 2 felony under Arizona law. If convicted, he faces between 35 years to life in prison. It's unclear if he has a history of sexual assault, but Sullivan doesn't show up in Arizona's sex registry indicating this might be his first sex-related offense. According to the Sheriff's Office, Sullivan is also wanted on an unrelated warrant out of the Copper Corridor Justice Court in Superior. Initially, bail was set at $100,000, but a judge later ruled that he was ineligible for the bond "because of the nature of the alleged offenses."
For now, this is all we know about Sullivan. More details could be made available in the coming days and weeks as his case is heard in court. We will update you if any new information comes to light.