Atascadero man sentenced to 47 years in prison

October 3, 2020

Jess Drue Brasuell III

A 59-year- old Atascadero man who drugged teenagers at his home before raping them, was sentenced Thursday to 47 years and four months in prison.

In September, a jury found Jess Drue Brasuell III, 59, guilty of 20 felony counts related to sexually abusing and drugging four teenage girls, ages 15 to 17. Several of his victims provided statements at Brasuell’s sentencing hearing.

In Nov. 2017, officers arrested Brasuell following an alleged sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl. A search of Brasuell’s home in the 7100 block of Sombrilla Avenue led investigators to identify three other victims, according to the Atascadero Police Department.

At the time of the arrest, several residents in Brasuell’s neighborhood said they witnessed young women going in and out of the Atascadero man’s home for weeks at a time, and some appeared to be under the influence. The neighbors did not report the activity, thinking the females were adults.

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Who was taking care of these teens that let this animal do what he did. The prisoners justice system will resolve this problem

Templeton, Paso Robles, Atascadero – what is it about these areas that attract such people?

Ok high and mighty….they are in your neighborhood too. Dont believe you are special or safe. Get out of your bubble because its that attitude that can draw them into getting you to believe they are ok and safe, such as grooming the parent to get to the kids. Not saying that is what happened here but that is how some do it.

If you were to ask me, or the PD, to guess where the criminal and his unsupervised minor victims were for that crime, that area would be on the list. Decent people live there too. De-fund the police? Really?