Thursday
October
30
2014
10:05 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

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.

 

 

Tags: messersmith, after,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Now that the Giants have won three World Series titles in five years, would you say they are a dynasty?

Absolutely, yes
I would think so
Maybe one more would make them a dynasty
I don't like the word dynasty
Madison Bumgarner is a dynasty!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Multiple officers injured during World Series victory celebrations
Multiple San Francisco police officers were injured while attempting to disperse crowds and extingui..
Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furnit..
Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers ..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
Redwood Shores news