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Excerpts of Efren Carrillo's testimony

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo took the witness stand Thursday, offering his version of events that led to his arrest on July 13, 2013. Here are excerpts of his testimony:

On his conduct the night of his arrest:

“I'm not blaming it on alcohol. I'm not saying alcohol is an excuse. I think that if I had not been drinking, I would not have gone over there.”

On why he went to his neighbor's house sometime before 3:40 a.m. dressed only in underwear and socks:

“There is no excuse ... There is no reasonable explanation of why I was in my underwear and socks. I'm embarrassed by it, ashamed by it … It was my sense of arrogance and entitlement.”

On whether he knocked on his neighbor's window:

“I don't recall having knocked, but, I mean, it's evident, I put my hand through the screen.”

On why he went to the home of a woman he barely knew to invite her to have a pre-dawn beer:

“I was arrogant. At the time, I was egotistical, I was very self-centered. I had a very inflated opinion of myself. And yes, I thought that Ms. Jane Doe and, you know, other women, looked at me from my own inflated perspective. I accept that. I own that. I own the fact that I did something very hurtful that evening.”

On whether he wanted to have sex with his neighbor:

“I was hoping for it.”

On why he thought his neighbor wanted to have a sexual relationship:

“I felt like I was at the top of the world. I was a young county official. I had just been elected to be the 2nd vice president of the state Association (of Counties). ... I had a big ego, I was self-centered. I was selfish. Everything that I was doing at the time, was 'How could it benefit Efren?'”

On being arrested:

“I realized my behavior had caught up with me. I realized my alcohol had caught up with me. I realized I had been caught with my pants down … I was out of control, absolutely. I had done something very hurtful. Disrespectful to Ms. Jane Doe, disrespectful to my girlfriend. Yes, I realize that.”

On whether he looked into his neighbor's house:

“I did not look into any window.”

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