Davis County man broke into girls’ bedroom, demanded sex, charges say

Davis County man broke into girls’ bedroom, demanded sex, charges say


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SYRACUSE — A Syracuse man was charged Tuesday with breaking into a house, then going into the bedroom of a teenage girl and her sister to demand sex.

Marco Jamie Rodriguez, 21, is charged in 2nd District Court with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony, and criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor.

On Oct. 23, Rodriguez went to a house in Syracuse about 2:30 a.m. and entered by breaking a window, according to charging documents, then went to a bedroom where a 19-year-old woman and her 15-year-old sister were sleeping.

“The male intruder was slapping them and calling them by name to wake them up. The man said he had paid $45 to get there and wanted to have sex with them,” according to charging documents.

A police affidavit says Rodriguez also poured a drink on the girls while slapping them.

The girls recognized the man as someone they had met for the first time a few days earlier when he had asked them via Facebook for a ride, the charges state.

Rodriguez was wearing “a vest and had two handguns,” according to the charges, with one girl describing it as a “police-style vest.”

Others in the house heard the commotion and came to the bedroom where they found Rodriguez and chased him out, the charge state.

“Marco then returned to the house approximately 20 minutes later and entered through an unlocked door,” the affidavit states, before being chased out again.

Rodriguez was identified in part by his facial tattoos.

“Specifically one of ‘slash marks’ under his eye which is consistent with Marco’s tattoo,” police wrote.

When interviewed by officers, Rodriguez claimed he was invited into the house.

“(He) called his girlfriend on speaker phone and attempted to get her to say they had been together all week. The girlfriend replied that the police already knew that was not true,” the charges state.

In June 2018, Rodriguez was convicted of two counts of sexual battery and unlawful detention. In that incident, Rodriguez entered the room of a female acquaintance and inappropriately touched her, according to charging documents, and then punched another woman in the face after she entered the room to find out what was happening.

He was sentenced to 20 days in jail and ordered to obtain a mental health evaluation, according to court records.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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