Jonathan Ashton Aikin Pleads Not Guilty to Attack on Stranger, But He's Guilty of Posing for Ugly Mugshot
What saved the woman, identified only as Olive, was her 5-year-old son jumping on the man's back and a U.S. Marine who lives upstairs coming down to drag the attacker off her. Deputies had to use a Taser gun to subdue him.
Sheriff's deputies have identified 18-year-old Aikin as the assailant. If, as his plea indicates, he did not do the crime, it will be interesting to see what explanation he has in court for the cuts, bruises, and swelling shown in his booking photo.
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Aikin is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail on charges of sexual battery, being under the influence of a controlled substance, burglary and child endangering. The boy required treatment for wounds he suffered, as did his mother.
Olive fears she would have died had her son and Justin Gerou, the Marine, not rescued her from the attack, which happened around 9:45 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of Cazador Lane. She'd left the front door unlocked because her kids were running inside and outside to play. Her dogs barked loudly and in a way she'd never heard before moments before the daylight nightmare began.