Thursday, March 7, 2019

Community Alert: Pattern of Sexual Assaults

The Denver Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a pattern of sexual assaults. 

Since 2013, there have been several incidents where a man, possibly posing as a driver in the lower downtown area, sexually assaults males in his vehicle. Through the investigative process, Denver Police believes these sex assaults are related. It appears that the male suspect targets men who are walking alone in the lower downtown area, around the time that the bars are closing (1:30-3:00 a.m.). 

In cases being investigated, it does not appear that the suspect is targeting the men based on their sexual preference. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with dark or salt and pepper colored hair, a high-pitched voice, who speaks both English and Spanish with an accent. While the vehicle description has changed during the years, the most recent description is a tan minivan. 

Due to the lengthy timeframe of the reported incidents, the Denver Police Department is concerned that there may be additional victims who have not reported the assault. Therefore, victims are strongly encouraged to contact DPD by calling the Denver Police Department’s Sex Crime Unit at 720-913-6040, or by visiting www.SeekthenSpeak.org, where they can report the sexual assault online, including anonymously, and find out about other resources. Additionally, anyone with information about the suspect, is asked to call 720-913-7867, where they can remain anonymous.

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