Riverside County Sheriff's Department cruiser. File photo: Toni McAllister
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department cruiser. MyNewsLA.com file photo: Toni McAllister

A probationer accused of stripping naked and sexually assaulting two sunbathing women in Temecula was behind bars Thursday on $500,000 bail.

Jacob Brian Paulsen, 25, was arrested and booked Tuesday into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of felony sexual assault and committing a felony while on bail.

Paulsen was out on $35,000 bail at the time of the alleged assault stemming from a sex crimes case involving at least one underage victim. He was charged in November with one felony count each of contacting a minor to commit a felony and possession of child pornography, along with an additional misdemeanor child pornography charge.

Deputies were sent to a home in the 41000 block of Zinfandel Avenue about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Edmond Seltzer said two victims reported that a man entered the backyard of a home naked and “sexually assaulted two adult females who were sunbathing.”

After the alleged incident, the suspect, later identified as Paulsen, got dressed and left on foot.

Deputies arrested him somewhere on Zinfandel Avenue about 6 p.m., jail records show. The victims identified Paulsen as the assailant, Seltzer said.

He is expected to make his initial court appearance at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta on Friday.

Paulsen has no documented felony convictions in Riverside County but is serving a three-year probation stint stemming from a 2018 misdemeanor battery conviction, court records show.

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