Man accused of raping woman in assisted living facility in Goleta

January 21, 2021

Jared Ekola

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A worker at several assisted living homes in Santa Barbara County allegedly engaged in sex acts with three elderly patients, raping at least one of them.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives, along with Santa Barbara police officers, arrested Jared Ekola, 32, on Wednesday for sex crimes against elderly victims in care homes in Goleta and Santa Barbara.

On Jan. 5, detectives began investigating allegations of abuse that occurred at the Goleta care home between 2013 and 2020. Detectives learned an additional offense occurred in Santa Barbara.

Sheriff’s and Santa Barbara police detectives jointly determined Ekola targeted two vulnerable patients at the Goleta care home and another victim at a Santa Barbara facility. The Santa Barbara man allegedly engaged in sex acts with the victims, who were unable to consent, protect themselves or report the abuse because of their physical and mental states,

On Wednesday evening, detectives served search warrants at Ekola’s home in unincorporated Santa Barbara. Detectives arrested Ekola and booked him in the Santa Barbara Main Jail on felony charges of elder abuse, rape and other unlawful sex acts. Ekola is being held without bail.

An investigation into the case is ongoing. Anyone who has information about the alleged abuse is asked to contact sheriff’s detectives at (805) 681-4150.


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IDBOUND

If these charges are true it seems this guy has a fetish for older women .If the women have mental problems and can’t remember wanting to have sex ,then family members freaking out and calling it rape that’s different .At all large retirement facilities even 4000 population Dale Webb retirement villages the number one call for medical help is sex related .A friend of mine is a paramedic he said in the county he works of 300k people the highest concentration of STD’s is a 4000 population Dale Webb housing division


rockhound1965

IDBOUND


YOU need to take your medication and get a life, you f”*king degenerate.

Oh, and shut up.

You clearly hate women.


enoughalready

An investigation for how many years?? That’s sicko. How are these people vetted? Criminal background check? Lawsuits await against the facilities hopefully.


commonsenseguy

This sick individual should never see freedom again. I’m fuming when I hear this kind of stuff. If it was a family member of mine, he wouldn’t be long for this world.


JThomas

Sicko