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Jefferson City man charged with attempted rape on walking trail

Jacob Beul
Cole County Sheriff's Office
Jacob Beul


A Jefferson City man has been charged with first-degree attempted rape and first-degree attempted sodomy after allegedly trying to sexually assault a woman Monday on a walking trail on Rainbow Drive.

Jacob Beul, 26, is being held at the Cole County Jail without bond. An arraignment was held Wednesday at the Cole County Circuit Court.

Beul made contact with the female victim on a walking trail at Binder Park and asked if he could walk with her, which she agreed, according to the probable cause statement. The two did not know each other. The two began walking down the trail and Beul allegedly began touching the victim and told her she was “sexy.”

Beul then allegedly pulled his genitalia out and tried to push down on her shoulders to get her to perform oral sex. The victim tried to back away but Beul grabbed her again. The victim told Beul she did not want to do anything sexual, according to the probable cause statement. Beul then allegedly tried to talk her into going into his vehicle for intercourse.

The victim gave a description of the vehicle and officers found and detained Beul on Business 50 West. Officers seized an unused condom from Beul’s pockets, according to the probable cause statement.

The victim identified Beul and allegedly told police she was afraid Beul was going to rape her.

In an interview with Jefferson City Beul allegedly admitted to touching the victim and showing his genitalia. Police allegedly asked him when he thought he may have crossed a line with the victim and he allegedly stated a line was crossed when he took out his genitalia.

Beul allegedly told police he didn’t have a reason for his actions other than “his hormones got to him and he got horny.” He then cried, according to the probable cause statement.

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