DATE: June 8, 2020

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Catrina Ranum, Special Assault & Child Abuse Unit

CASE: Jacob Jefferson Lepper III (Case #18FE007978)

On June 1, 2020, Jacob Jefferson Lepper III (age 43) was sentenced by the Honorable Sharon Lueras to 20 years in prison.  On March 6, 2020, Lepper pleaded to five counts of committing lewd acts on a child and one count of forcible lewd act upon a child.

Lepper committed various lewd acts over a number of years in several counties in California.  The victim was between ages 6 to 10 at the time of the assaults.  Lepper was involved with NASCAR and broadcasting prior to his arrest.  Lepper left California and resided in Florida before being arrested in Texas.