Man Sentenced to 28 Years to Life for Rape and Kidnapping
Photo: File photo of Jesus Barajasvaldovinos | San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office
On December 1st, 2022 Jesus Barajasvaldovinos (33), was sentenced in Department 7 of the Superior County of San Luis Obispo County relation to his conviction in a 2021 rape and kidnapping case. He received a sentence of 28 years to life for his horrible crimes.
On June 27th, 2021 a women was attacked while she was walking on the Santa Rosa Creek Trail near Highway 1. She was pulled off the trail and attacked by Barajasvaldovinos.
District Attorney Dan Dow stated, “The unthinkable violence committed against this woman warrants the maximum prison sentence.” “We applaud the remarkable courage of the survivor in reporting the crime and participating in the process that ultimately brought this sexual predator to justice.”
Barajasvaldovinos pled guilty to all charges of kidnap, rape, forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration. His charges also included a special sentencing allegation that the victim was moved to a location that increased her risk of harm. He will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life if he is ever released.
The survivor made a powerful and courageous written statement to the court that described the impact of the assault on her personal well-being. She noted, “anxiety, paranoia, and heavy emotional trauma” that this horrible assault has caused her.
The Judge expressed that was one of the most depraved acts the court has seen and that a life sentence is justified.
Should you wish to obtain further details about the case, the San Luis County District Attorney’s Office has made all 9 pages of Barajasvaldovinos’ charging documents available here.