One man is behind bars after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she was asleep.
Deputies say that the victim met a 23-year-old Charles Lee Steppes, Jr. while she was out with friends in mid March. Stepps and the victim allegedly went to a house in Aptos, where the woman fell asleep.
The woman says that she woke up to find Steppes sexually assaulting her and forced Steppes to leave the house, deputies say. The victim called the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office to report the crime.
Friday Steppes was arrested for one count of rape of an unconscious person at his home in Monterey. He was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail and his bail is set at $50,000.00.
It is unknown if Steppes may have done this in the past to others. Anyone with information regarding this incident or any other is encouraged to call Sergeant Liberty at (831) 454-2311.