SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A Colton man who raped and beat his
girlfriend has been sentenced to 9 years and four months in state prison.
Jeremy Allen, 31,
was convicted in Dec. 2017 of one count of Domestic Violence and one count of
Allen and the
victim had been dating for approximately three years when the incident occurred
in Aug. 2017. There were several prior incidents of domestic violence during
their relationship. Allen and the victim drove in his Jeep to the area of Lytle
Creek just off Interstate 15 in Fontana.
Deputy District Attorney Lisa Mann, who prosecuted the case, since the
defendant was homeless, they would sometimes hang out in that area and sleep in
“While they were
seated in the Jeep, the defendant started getting angry at the victim for no
apparent reason and then slapped her in the face three times,” Mann said. “He
then ordered her into the back of the Jeep, threatening to harm her if she
didn’t do what he said. The victim complied because she was scared of him and
had nowhere to go.”
sexually assaulted, the victim was able to secretly call 911 at which time a
Fontana Police helicopter and patrol units were able to locate the vehicle and
rescue the victim.
Prior to the
sentencing, Victim Advocate Kesica Middleton read a victim impact statement on
behalf of the victim in this case (excerpted):
“Yes, all my bruises will heal, the bloody noses have
stopped bleeding. The bloody lip from when he bit me, yes, bit me, has healed.
My eyes have healed. My eyes were sore and red.
I couldn't stand to see light for a week. Why, because he hit me in my
eyes and then poured hot sauce in my eyes. … I still must live with this today.
I find myself looking over my shoulder, that fear is still instilled in me.”