Boulder law enforcement officials investigate two recently reported sexual assaults

By Lars Gesing

According to a Daily Camera report, Weld County Judge Robert Lowenbach ordered Boulder County District Attorney Stanley Garnett on Thursday to show why a grand jury’s secret indictment in the ongoing case regarding the 1996 death of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey should be kept exactly that: secret. Daily Camera reporter Charlie Brennan and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press had filed a lawsuit seeking release of the un-prosecuted document under the Colorado Open Records Act. Every new twist in the unsolved death case still draws local, regional and national media attention.

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Boulder County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 31-year-old Kyle Swanson on suspicion of a sexual assault early Thursday morning and took him to the Boulder County jail. A 54-year-old woman had reported a sexual assault during which she said she had been hit in the head with a rock multiple times. According to a press release by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred near the 700 block of Gold Run Road in rural Boulder County.

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October is the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The University of Colorado Boulder pointed out on its website several places where victims of domestic violence can get help, such as the Office of Victim’s Assistance for CU students, staff, and faculty; the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence; and local safe houses.

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The Boulder Police Department is currently investigating another alleged sexual assault. Officers were dispatched to University Avenue just after 5 a.m. on Saturday morning after a 22-year-old female reported that she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown male inside her home. The suspect, a 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall man with a “smaller” build and a “narrow” face, is currently searched for, according to a BPD press release.

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