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Sonoma County Supervisor Accused Of Peeking At Neighbor Testifies Sex Was His Goal

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Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

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SANTA ROSA (KCBS) – A Sonoma County supervisor charged with peeking into a neighbor’s apartment in the middle of the night clad only boxer shorts testified that it was his hope to have sex with the woman.

Supervisor Efran Carrillo took the stand Thursday to defend himself against a misdemeanor charge that could land him in jail for up to six months.

Carrillo, 33, admitted entering the private courtyard of the woman’s apartment, knocking on her sliding glass door, then pushing through her open bedroom window, tearing at the screen. He said he then knocked repeatedly at her front door until he heard what he thought was a man’s voice. Police arrested him several blocks away.

On cross examination, Carrillo denied looking into the victim’s home.

The woman, identified only as Jane Doe, testified Tuesday that Carrillo’s behavior the night of July 13 terrified her and her two female houseguests so much that they grabbed knives from the kitchen to defend themselves.

In his statement to police after the arrest, played in court on Tuesday, Carrillo said he had been drinking at a night club and thought the woman, whom he had met several months earlier, would be receptive to sharing an early morning drink.

In testimony on Thursday, he acknowledged having no prior relationship with the woman, and that the idea to go to her house for sex surfaced after his girlfriend dropped him off at home and he noticed the woman’s lights were still on.

Carrillo testified that he had been drinking and his ego made him believe that women wanted him. Before the trial started, he said he would seek treatment for a problem with binge drinking.

The two-term supervisor was once seen as a rising star in the local Democratic Party.

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