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Eau Claire man faces 2nd sex assault charge

Authorities say the suspect met both women online

posted Feb. 10, 2017 12:00 a.m. (CDT)
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by / Dan Holtz. bio | email

An Eau Claire man previously accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his residence last fall after meeting her on a dating website is now accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met on Facebook.

David K. Njenga responded to the second woman’s posting seeking to help a fire victim, police said.

Njenga, 38, 2805 Thomas Drive, is charged in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of second-degree sexual assault and bail jumping in connection with the new case.

Njenga previously was charged with felony counts of second- and third-degree sexual assault for last fall’s incident.

Judge William Gabler set a $10,000 cash bail for Njenga, who returns to court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

According to the criminal complaint in the new case:

A 31-year-old woman told police Njenga came to her Eau Claire home Jan. 17 in response to a Facebook post in which she was collecting items for a friend of hers who recently lost all his possessions in a fire.

Njenga’s vehicle got stuck in the woman’s parking lot, so she invited him into her apartment.

The woman said they had some alcoholic drinks, and he later made sexual advances, which she rejected.

The woman went into another room and closed the door. Njenga then entered the room naked, got on top of the woman and had sexual intercourse with her without her consent.

The woman tried to push Njenga off of her during this encounter.

Njenga eventually left the apartment and was arrested.

According to the criminal complaint from last fall’s case:

A 38-year-old woman told police she was sexually assaulted Oct. 2 at Njenga’s residence.

The woman said she met Njenga on a dating website and they didn’t have sexual contact on their first meeting.

Njenga texted the woman on Oct. 2 and wanted her to come over for sexual contact. She told him she didn’t want to engage in sexual intercourse.

The woman went to Njenga’s apartment. He grabbed her arm, escorted her to his bedroom, held her arms above her head and forced her to have intercourse. She told him no several times.

Following the assault, Njenga begged the woman several times not to call police.

If convicted of all four charges from both cases, Njenga could be sentenced to up to 58 years in prison.

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