Five Iraqi men, including a man who was the subject of a memoir chronicling his story as a boy of fourteen living in Iraq and his encounter with a US Army Sergeant, have been arrested in connection with a Sexual Assault (CRS 18-3-403) that occurred in Colorado Springs. Our firm has handled many cases across Colorado including Denver, Jefferson, and Arapahoe County. Police are accusing the men of sexually assaulting a woman in an apartment who blacked out after drinking a glass of what they said was lemonade. Charges of Sexual Assault, Incest (CRS 18-6-302), or Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404) often arise in cases like this.
The woman apparently was coming home from a last shift at work and found a group of men having an altercation in her neighborhood. She interceded in the conflict and got the two opposing sides to calm down. One of the men invited her to his apartment and they were sharing stories of their experiences as foreigners in America. Even though the five men are originally from Iraq, they all possessed legal permanent resident status and were lawfully living in Colorado Springs. The woman then says they offered her some “lemonade” and she blacked out.
If convicted of felony sexual assault charges, these man risk deportation back to Iraq or lifetime imprisonment. Returning to a war-torn country like Iraq might be even harsher than facing sex offender indeterminate sentencing, Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation, and Registration as a Sex Offender. Our law firm has handled many cases in Douglas, Larimer, and Weld County with charges similar to the ones these men are facing.
If you are contacted by police about sexual assault or rape, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.