This time, Robert L. Fountain faces the possibility of prison for a sexual assault.
Fountain, 19, pleaded no contest Wednesday to attempted sexual assault of a 27-year-old woman. He will be sentenced in August.
He faces up to five years of probation or 20 years in prison for attacking the woman on a September afternoon. Fountain broke into the woman's house near 36th Street and Underwood Avenue, grabbed her from behind and clasped his hand over her mouth.
She was able to scream for help, and a neighbor rushed to her aid.
Interviewed by police, Fountain admitted he had been watching the woman and had sexual urges toward her.
The attempt mirrored a sexual assault Fountain committed when he was just 14.
In that 2006 case, Fountain donned a mask and raped a 12-year-old girl at knifepoint after breaking into her bedroom. Fountain returned the next day, pried the window open but was chased away by neighbors.
He returned again the next week and again was chased away. That time, however, police caught up to him.
Fountain was prosecuted in juvenile court and placed in a sex offender treatment center. About a year later, he was allowed to live with his grandmother and placed on electronic monitoring.
In 2010, he was kicked out of Benson High School for confronting a girl and pulling a pocket knife on her. In that case, officials found the knife, a .22-caliber bullet and a ski mask in Fountain's backpack.
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