Mesa Police: Man sexually assaults a disabled woman several times

Posted at 12:43 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-03 14:44:51-05

A man who calls himself a sex addict admitted that he sexually assaulted a disabled woman in Mesa last month.

Mesa police report that on February 20 they received a call from a Mesa woman, who has cerebral palsy, saying she was sexually assaulted by her boyfriend several times since the fall of 2016.

The woman, who police say also has "diminished mental capacity," reportedly admitted to police that the first sexual encounter was consensual, but the others were violent and not consensual.

Police say over the next few months, the suspect, 26-year-old Celzo Alejo Lopez Jacinto, allegedly sexually assaulted the victim seven times. In some cases, police report Jacinto would grab and pull her hair, other times he restricted her breathing and once he was allegedly so rough with her that he broke the bed. 

Police had the victim contact Jacinto via Facebook messaging, where Jacinto reportedly admitted to the rough and unwanted sex. He was arrested on February 23 at his home in Phoenix near 12th and Van Buren streets. 

Police say, "he admitted he knew the victim was disabled, fragile and mentally delayed and he was too rough with her and called himself a sex addict."

Jacinto is being held without bond on seven counts of sexual assault.