ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man has been sentenced to five years in prison after admitting he sexually assaulted a woman with Down syndrome on a city bus.

Twenty-two-year-old Herbert Lee House III pleaded guilty in Ramsey County to third-degree criminal sexual conduct

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the judge rejected a request by House’s attorney for a lighter sentence Wednesday.

According to the complaint, House sat next to the 19-year-old victim on the bus on Feb. 22 and got her to perform a sex act on him. Prosecutors say he then tried to get the woman to leave the bus with him, but the woman’s care attendant got her to remain on the bus.

Metro Transit Police used security camera video from the bus to find and arrest House.

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Comments (12)
  1. Mr. Mark says:

    where was the care attendant when she was performing the sexual act?

    1. jld says:

      My question exactly; unless the young woman was practicing the bus system and the care attendant wasn’t there yet? I can’t imagine being a care attendant and not knowing this was happening while you’re right nearby???

  2. st paul says:

    PERVERT! What a gross MF’R!
    No different than touching a kid!

  3. Randy T says:

    Read before the care attendent was there but had a load of folks she was responsible for. She was the one who noticed he tried to entice her to leave with him later at a stop.
    The attendent was not the only one who missed it they said ….
    ya gotta love the impact of the budget cuts. Caseloads went up 4x or more for some.
    They just should take the bastid out back and shoot him. Or at the minimum cut his junk off….one sick sob

  4. laurie says:

    Where was the care attendent????

  5. Mike Hunt says:

    Why the questions about where the care attendent was? The real question is why don’t we get rid of people like this?

  6. Jesse V says:

    Can you help a brother out…?

  7. What an idiot.. says:

    Dude looks like he’s 40….he can perform sexual acts on dudes in jail now…

  8. sterling7 says:

    5 years, what a joke-he should’ve been hung by the neck until dead……trah!

  9. fablady says:

    Just like a chump, can’t get sex from a normal woman so he preys on the weak. He is a sex offender and should be locked up for life!

    1. Hugh Jorgan says:

      Yeah fab, but then you and I get to pay about $80k/year in taxes to house that lousy excuse for a human being. Like tom above says, “get a rope” and let’s git R’ done! I volunteer to be the trap-door puller!

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