Man arrested for raping teen-ager
A 41-year-old Zephyr Cove man has been arrested for allegedly raping and threatening the life of a 16-year-old South Lake Tahoe girl.
Robert Eoff was taken into custody last Thursday on a $100,000 arrest warrant for two counts of rape, terrorist threats and residential burglary. The felony charges meet the requirements of California’s “Three Strikes” law.
Eoff was indicted on two counts stemming from incidents that occurred in early February in the victim’s home in the Meyers area, according to El Dorado County Sheriff’s investigators. Deputies said they believe the assaults were ongoing since the victim was 13 years old.
Investigators said Eoff knew the victim and chose times when he was aware she would be alone in the house. Eoff would enter the residence without the family’s knowledge and after assaulting the victim, would threaten to kill her if she told anyone, said El Dorado County Detective Donald Atkinson.
Due to urging from her teen-age friends the victim finally reported the assaults to authorities, Atkinson said.
“I applaud her courage in coming forward,” Atkinson said.
Investigators said Eoff has a history of using intimidation and authorities have had numerous contacts with him during the years for domestic disputes.
Eoff, a construction company truck driver, was arrested for felony spousal battery in January of 1993, but that case was later dismissed by the district attorney’s office. He was convicted and fined in 1993 on a marijuana possession charge.
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