Bail raised in sexual assault case
The bail amount for a Yolo County man suspected of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old El Dorado Hills girl was increased to $10 million last week, 10 times the amount it was initially set at.
Jason Sigur, 35, of Dunnigan, was arraigned in a Yolo County courtroom on Oct. 19. He faces 11 charges, including six counts of lewd acts upon a child, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of kidnapping and one count of failure to register as a sex offender, according to Yolo County Sheriff’s Capt. Rich Williams.
Sigur pleaded not guilty to all chargers, said Williams.
Sigur is a convicted sex offender, but details of his conviction were not available as of press time.
Yolo County sheriff’s officials declined to comment on how Sigur initially met the 13-year-old girl or how she ended up in his trailer, saying the investigation is ongoing. But the teen reportedly told authorities she was lured to Sigur’s residence and was sexually assaulted.
Sigur was arrested at gunpoint on Oct. 15 in his trailer, the same day the victim was reported missing by her mother.
According to El Dorado County sheriff’s Lt. Bryan Golmitz, an investigation led authorities to Sigur, who allegedly had previous contact with the teen in person and through a chat room.
The girl’s family believes she first met Sigur in person while he was skateboarding near their Scenic Court home, said Golmitz.
Golmitz said the sheriff’s department is assisting Yolo County in its investigation.
Sigur is scheduled to return to a Yolo County courtroom Tuesday morning.
Information from Mother Lode News contributed to this report.
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