By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/10/14, 1:49 PM PST | Updated: 1 min ago
RIVERSIDE >> Former San Bernardino Councilman Robert Jenkins pleaded guilty Monday to all 30 counts against him as part of a deal that will result in a sentence of 180 days.
The charges against him — including stalking and identity theft related to placing personal ads directing sex partners to the home and work of an ex-boyfriend and that ex’s boyfriend — carried a maximum potential sentence of 14 years and four months for the felonies and 12 years for the misdemeanors, which Jenkins could still face if he violates parole.
Jenkins was charged with 18 felonies and 12 misdemeanors in 2013, a month before an election that he lost to Benito Barrios. The case has wound through hearings and closed-door negotiations since then.
Jenkins, a special education teacher until he let his certification lapse last year, had been on the City Council since he won a special election in July 2011.
He also must pay $14,795 in restitution to the victims in the case, David Darquea and Scott Head.
That covers the cost of a private investigator they hired after they couldn’t get law enforcement to investigate, Darquea said — “no one would take our case unless we provided a prepackaged case with a bow on it” — but doesn’t cover other extensive damages.
“We both constantly look over our shoulders and jump when when the phone rings,” Darquea told Judge Rafael Arreola, adding that Head was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder from Jenkins’ “insidious campaign.”
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