Late-night lick lands Glen Park neighbor in prison

Getty Images file photoWhile ear licking in this picture appears playful

It was an ear-ie crime.

A Glen Park man who was convicted of breaking into his neighbor’s home in the middle of the night and licking her ear was sentenced last week to six years and eight months in state prison.

Osabio Jimenez, 32, will also have to register as a sex offender for life following the creepy incident on Oct. 1, 2012, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.

That night, the 31-year-old victim came to her Arlington Street apartment and noticed that Jimenez, who lived downstairs from her, was having a party.

About midnight, prosecutors said, the woman turned up the volume on her television in order to drown out the music from the party. She managed to fall asleep, but then awoke about 1 a.m. to a terrible surprise.

Someone was “on top of her, licking her ear,” prosecutors said.

“She initially thought it was her boyfriend, then realized it was the defendant,” prosecutors said. “She told him to go away and get out.”

Instead of leaving, however, Jimenez sat on the woman’s bed. When the woman got up out of bed, she noticed “his sweatpants were partially pulled down.”

Jimenez, who had entered through the woman’s bedroom window, then left the bedroom and exited out the front door, prosecutors said.

There was reportedly clear evidence linking to Jimenez to the crime.

“The victim’s ear was swabbed and the DNA on her ear turned out to be the defendant’s,” prosecutors said.

Other signs of the burglary included dirt on the white curtain, fingerprints on the windowpane and wall, several overturned buckets outside the woman’s bedroom window and items that had been shifted on a dresser, according to court documents.

Also, the woman’s roommate reported seeing Jimenez leaving the home right after the chilling encounter.

The woman moved out as a result of the incident, prosecutors said.

Jimenez is expected back in court Thursday for a restitution hearing.

The case was investigated by SFPD's special victim's unit and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Diane Knoles.

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