Jurors found a St. Paul man guilty of breaking into a woman's apartment and raping her earlier this year.
Jacob M. McKinley, 27, was convicted Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and first-degree burglary for the June 16 incident in St. Paul.
The woman told authorities she awoke about 4 a.m. and saw a shadow walking in front of her bedroom door. She testified at trial that she confronted McKinley and ordered him to leave. He charged her, pinning her on her bed.
She testified that McKinley took her cellphone, took off her underwear and refused to leave after she bribed him with $46. She fled for her bathroom, but he grabbed her. She bashed his head with a candle, but he was unfazed. McKinley dragged her to the living room, where he threatened her with violence when she screamed to get an upstairs neighbor's attention. He sexually assaulted her on the couch.
McKinley, whose friend lived in the building, left after pocketing a bottle of whiskey, the woman said. She said it was difficult for her to tell a 911 dispatcher and male police officers who met her nearby that she had been raped. "I was still in shock," she said.
A man who lived upstairs testified that he heard someone yelling, "Stop! Stop! No, no, no, no!" in the apartment, but didn't know what to make of it and didn't call police.
Sentencing is set for Nov. 19.