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Man pleads not guilty to raping girlfriend’s daughter
January 24, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Paul Messersmith

A 47-year-old Pacifica man accused of drugging his girlfriend’s teenage daughter with sleeping pills hidden in ice cream so he could sexually assault her pleaded not guilty Thursday to several felonies that could send him to prison for life.

After entering his plea, Paul David Messersmith was scheduled for a Feb. 7 preliminary hearing and he remains in custody without bail.

Pacifica police arrested Messersmith in December after the 18-year-old girl reported waking up from a blackout to find he had carried her into a bedroom and raped her. The girl said, prior to losing consciousness, she found a piece of pill in some ice cream he gave her and was told it was likely “an additive.” Prosecutors say the girl also reported an earlier incident of passing out after eating something given by Messersmith. The girl said she awoke to find herself in a hotel room with him fondling her chest but did not tell anyone out of concern for her mother’s relationship with him, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The drug used was reportedly Zolpidem, better known by brand names like Ambien.

Messersmith is charged with forcible rape, rape by using an intoxicating substance, sexual penetration, sexual battery and battery. If convicted, he faces life in prison because of the rape by intoxication charge.

 

 

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