57-year-old friendly clown rapes 20-year-old woman with mental defectBy Mason White 1:41 PM May 31, 2015
|Robert J. Jensen|
By: Feng Qian
A man who calls himself the friendly clown, was arrested on charges of rape after allegedly raping a mentally challenged woman, police in Minnesota said.
57-year-old Robert J. Jensen of Princeton, was charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault and three counts of criminal sexual conduct after being accused of raping the 20-year-old woman.
Jensen has called himself friendly and Bob the Balloon Twister for the past 20 years. He was willing to drive up to 60 miles from Princeton, to put on a show for kids, including face painting and balloon twisting.
According to the police investigation, the victim began living with Jensen and his wife while recovering from traumatic brain injury.
The victim was described as a vulnerable adult with mental health problems. The woman told a social worker that Jensen came into her bedroom naked and touched her private parts as she slept.
In the morning, he returned and raped her. The woman told Jensen’s wife about the assaults. She confronted her husband, and he denied the allegations.
A DNA test confirmed that Jensen had sex with the woman. Jensen was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $100,000.