31-year-old charged with sexual assault | PostIndependent.com

31-year-old charged with sexual assault

A Parachute man was arrested Thursday on charges of sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped woman. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department charged Allen Eugene Nelson, 31, with fourth degree felony sexual assault after the department investigated a report that he had assaulted the woman on multiple occasions, and obtained a warrant for his arrest. According to an affidavit filed by county Sheriff’s Detective Jim Baker, the department was called to a Parachute home Feb. 10 when the victim’s family informed a deputy of the alleged assaults that had occurred at various times over the previous year. The affidavit alleged that Nelson touched the victim’s genitals, making her appear depressed. Nelson allegedly made a game out of the assaults, often walking nude into the woman’s bedroom and, on at least one occasion, taking nude photos of the victim with a camera phone. During one alleged assault, Nelson allegedly shook the victim’s bed so hard that it broke. According to the affidavit, it is unclear how long Nelson had been living in Parachute or where he is from.Nelson was being held this week on $25,000 bond. He is set to appear in District Court at 1:30 p.m. on April 5 in Glenwood Springs.

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