A 42-year-old man on probation was facing possible rape and other charges Tuesday for an alleged early morning attack on a woman in the bedroom of her Santa Monica apartment.
Suspect Dylan James Jensen is accused of entering the victim's apartment in the 2900 block of Fourth Street at about 6 a.m. Monday through a sliding glass door of an elevated patio, according to Santa Monica Police Lt. Saul Rodriguez.
"The suspect retrieved a knife from the kitchen and proceeded to the victim's bedroom while she was sleeping in her bed," Rodriguez said. "The victim was awoken by the suspect. The suspect forced himself on the victim and sexually assaulted her. The suspect then fled the location."
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The woman, who is in her 60s, immediately called 911 and officers located Jensen near Third Street and Ashland Avenue, Rodriguez said.
The victim identified Jensen as her attacker and he was booked on suspicion of rape, sodomy, oral copulation, sexually battery, burglary, making criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon and a probation violation, the lieutenant said.
Jensen, who was born in Hawthorne but may have been homeless at the time of the attack, remains jailed on a no-bail hold, according to Rodriguez, who said the suspect was on probation for a narcotics conviction.
Detectives presented the case to prosecutors on Tuesday for filing consideration.
Anyone with information about Jensen or this case was urged to call (310) 458-8941 to speak with Detective Murphy, or (310) 458-8475 to speak with Sgt. Williams. Those with information can also call the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8491.