Skylar Auel, the 19-year-old grandson of Jean M. Auel — author of the “Earth’s Children” series of bestsellers set in prehistoric times, including The Clan of the Cave Bear and The Mammoth Hunters — pleaded no contest today to a charge of sexual assault in Clackamas County, Oregon.
“According to court documents, both Skylar Auel and his 19-year-old female victim were drunk when he forced himself on her,” reports the Oregonian. He also pleaded no contest to charges that he assaulted two men during a party at his home in March. The Oregonian continues: “In a later conversation with one of the woman’s friends, [Auel] said, ‘Why is she freaking out? I asked her like eight times, she said she wanted it,’ the [court] papers recount.”