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Friendly the Clown accused of raping mentally impaired woman with traumatic brain injury

Friendly the Clown
Friendly the Clown

A clown called Friendly is accused of raping a mentally impaired woman.

57-year-old Robert Jenson, who works as a clown for kids' parties, allegedly told his victim that he had been “praying for a little girl like her to come around".

Reports in the Minnesota Star Tribune claim that the woman was coping with a traumatic brain injury at the time of the rape.  

The 20-year-old victim says she woke up to find the 57-year-old naked in her room and fondling her.

The victim claims that a few hours later Jensen returned and raped her after he claimed that "he was praying for a little girl like her to come around and mess around."

Robert Jenson

The woman began living with Jensen and his wife in December while coping with a traumatic brain injury.

The criminal complaint described her as a “vulnerable adult with mental health difficulties.”

 Jenson has portrayed himself as “Friendly” and “Bob the Balloon Twister” for the past 20-years.

“‘Having fun daily!’ is not just a fancy slogan with Friendly the clown,” reads one of his ads.

Jenson was arrested on the 8th of May and charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sexual assault and three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

A court-ordered DNA test confirmed that the semen left on the woman was his.