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Sexual assault charge dropped against Jacob Blake, court documents say

Posted at 1:49 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 15:31:29-05

The sexual assault charge filed against Jacob Blake has been dropped, according to court documents.

Blake was facing a sexual assault charge stemming from an incident in May, which was believed to be the reason for his attempted arrest by Kenosha police officers in August.

Blake previously pleaded not guilty to trespassing, sexual assault, and disorderly conduct. The three charges are related to an incident last May at the home of Blake's girlfriend.

According to updated court documents, a plea deal was made on Friday, resulting in the dropped charge. Blake will be on probation for the next two years.

Officers were initially called to a domestic incident at a home in Kenosha on Aug. 23. There, they attempted to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant for the third-degree sexual assault charges. Blake was seen walking away from police and toward a vehicle when one of the officers fired his service gun into Blake's back several times. Officer Rusten Sheskey was identified as the officer.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice, which is investigating the shooting, has not released any update on the investigation. Sheskey has been on leave from the Kenosha Police Department since the August shooting.

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