Joshua Meyers, a 22-year-old from Redwood City, faces a grim reality as a jury found him guilty on four felony charges, including false imprisonment and assault with intent to commit rape, related to a sexual assault case from August 2021. The San Mateo County District Attorney's office announced the conviction, stating the jury would reconvene to deliberate on two additional felony counts.
Joshua Meyers (22) convicted by a jury on 4 felony counts, including false imprisonment & assault with intent to rape, stemming from his sexual assault of a heavily intoxicated female in Aug of '21. The jury will continue to deliberate this morning on 2 more felony counts. pic.twitter.com/2p4SfXiQzY— San Mateo County District Attorney (@SanMateoCoDA) February 8, 2024
In a show of the law's slow but steady grasp, Meyers' conviction comes on the heels of his arrest in late December 2020. Armed with a $110,000 search warrant, detectives apprehended him at his home on Ruby St without incident, booking him into San Mateo County Jail. The arrest was the culmination of a case that began with a heinous act against an unconscious victim. The severity and intimate violation of this crime cannot be overstated.
Details about the assault were sparse but poignant, the authorities refraining from releasing specific information about their investigation. Yet, such reticence from the Redwood City police does not conceal the impact of Meyers' vile actions or the valor required to bring such cases to light. According to CBS San Francisco, police have urged anyone with additional knowledge about the assault to come forward, providing contact details for Detective Trinh and the department's tip line.