YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Authorities have charged a man they said broke into a York home and raped a woman.
Jacob Eakins, 20, is facing rape, aggravated assault, and burglary charges in connection with a May 2 incident at a home in the 2100 block of Twin Brooks Drive.
According to a criminal complaint, police were dispatched to the home for a report of a woman found unresponsive. Police said the woman’s boyfriend had just arrived at the home when he found her lying on the bathroom floor, naked from the waist down and covered in bruises. She was then transported to York Hospital where she was placed in the intensive care unit.
In an interview with police, the woman said that on the day of the incident she remembered being alarmed when her neighbor’s son, Jacob Eakins, and a man who Eakins claimed to be his boss appeared inside her home. Eakins told her he was there to check her thermostat and furnace as requested by her boyfriend.
Police said the woman did not remember many details after the two men began working but she did recall being violently attacked while inside her bathroom.
Weeks later, in a second interview with police, the woman said she remembered the events of May 2 more clearly and identified Eakins as the person who attacked and then raped her.
She went on to say that Eakins approached her in her hallway and forced her into her bedroom where he raped her. After the assault, she said she went into the bathroom where moments later Eakins proceeded to sexually assault her again. He then reportedly slammed her head into a wooden shelf, then into the sink and wall before kicking her in the head multiple times and even standing on her neck.
In an interview with police, Eakins claimed he and his “side boss” agreed to check the thermostat and furnace, but remained in the home for 45 minutes and left the same way then came in — through an unlocked garage door.
Eakins was arrested following the charges but has since been released on $100,000 bail.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 1.