San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that her office secured a conviction of Joshua Beloy (37) after trial by jury for first degree residential burglary (PC 459), three counts of rape by force or violence (PC 261 (a)(2)), domestic violence (PC 273.5(a), assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury (PC 245(a)(4), false imprisonment (PC 236), preventing or dissuading a witness by force (PC 136.1(c)(1), vandalism (PC 594(b)(1) and harassment (PC 653m(b)). Beloy violently attacked and repeatedly raped a woman he had had a previous relationship with in her Excelsior home on August 8, 2018. The jury reached their verdict on March 24, 2023.
“While nothing can undo the tragedy caused from this set of brutal and shocking events, I hope that this conviction will represent an important step towards justice,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “I thank my staff for their dedication to pursuing accountability and want the survivor to know that my office will continue to fight for victims of sexual assault.”
The case against Beloy was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Don du Bain with assistance from paralegal Andrew Ong and Victim Advocate Melissa Curiel who worked closely with the survivor since the case was charged. Investigators from the San Francisco Police Department’s Special Victims Unit worked closely with the prosecutors to develop the case against Beloy.
“I am so gratified that the jury delivered justice to this rape survivor who, having waited patiently for years for her day in court, testified courageously and compellingly to hold her offender fully accountable for his acts,” said Assistant District Attorney Don Du Bain.
Beloy was arrested on August 9, 2018, by members of the San Francisco Police Department. He has been in custody since his arrest and is facing 15 years to life in State Prison. Sentencing is scheduled for April 21, 2023.
If you or a loved one needs support, please seek help. In an emergency call 9-1-1. Below are additional resources for support:
- San Francisco Women Against Rape 415.647.7273
- Rape Trauma Services 650.692.7276
- Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) 800.656.4673
Court Number: 18012308