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News Release: UCPD releases sketch of attempted sex assault suspect

RELEASED: May 1, 2013

CONTACT:    Ryan Huff, Communications Manager, Police Department
                        303-492-7581 /                                             

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is asking the public for help in identifying the suspect involved in an attempted sex assault. A composite sketch of the suspect is shown here. Through interviews with the victim, UCPD has also been able to identify a more specific location and time of the incident. UCPD believes the attempted sex assault occurred between 11:15 to 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013, near Broadway and Pleasant Street.

Below is background from the original April 27 press release:

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted sexual assault on the west end of campus near Broadway.  On April 27, 2013 a female CU student reported to police that around midnight she was attacked near the Broadway bike path while walking home from a party on the hill.  According to the victim, the suspect approached from behind, pushed her to the ground, placed a pair scissors to her throat, and began to remove her clothing.  The female struck the suspect in the face and was able to flee the scene.

The female described the attacker as follows:

  • White male
  • Approximately 50 years old
  • 5’ 6”
  • Scruffy beard
  • Crooked teeth
  • Wearing dark colored athletic shorts and a white t-shirt

The case number is 2013-1059.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Sergeant Michael Lowry at 303-492-8168. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.