A 54-year-old man pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison for attacking and kidnapping a former girlfriend and taking her from Yorba Linda to Hesperia.
Monsuru Wole Sho pleaded guilty to a count of kidnapping, a count of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant and two counts of criminal threats, all felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of aggravated trespass. Sho also admitted committing a crime while out on bail in another case.
As part of his plea deal, a charge of rape was dismissed.
Sho’s 50-year-old ex-girlfriend woke up about 2 a.m., June 20, with the defendant in her bedroom, according to a legal motion to increase Sho’s bail that was filed in his case last June.
An argument escalated into a physical altercation in which he “crushed” her head with his knees as he took her clothes off, according to the motion. He was accused of then sexually assaulting her, according to the motion.
The victim ran out of her home after Sho fell asleep and shouted for help, but he chased after her and then dragged her by the hair into his car, investigators alleged in the motion.
Sho drove her to a cousin’s home in Hesperia, and while she was in the backseat he allegedly slapped her and pulled her hair so hard that she got into the front seat, where he punched her in the arm while driving, the motion alleged.
When they stopped at a gas station she again tried to get away and he dragged her back into the car, investigators alleged.
When they arrived in Hesperia she persuaded her ex-boyfriend and his cousin to drive her back home, investigators alleged in the motion. A neighbor saw them pulling up and confronted the cousin, prompting the two to quickly leave, investigators said.
Later, in a covert call the victim made to Sho with investigators eavesdropping, the defendant “apologized,” and indicated he was suicidal and wanted to flee back to his native Nigeria, investigators alleged.
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