Boulder Man Accused in Rape of Woman in Longmont Charged with Felony Sexual Assault
A Boulder man accused of raping a woman in her car behind a bar in downtown Longmont in April was charged with two felonies Thursday afternoon at the Boulder County Jail.
Edgar Ramirez-Martinez, 24, was charged with sexual assault/victim physically helpless and sexual assault/victim incapable of appraising the nature of the victim’s conduct.
The charges are Class 3 and Class 4 felonies, respectively. A Class 3 felony, the more serious of the two, carries a presumptive minimum sentence of four years in jail or a $3,000 fine and a maximum sentence of 12 years in jail or a $750,000 fine.
However, certain sexual assaults are subject to indeterminate sentencing and could range from a number of years to life, according to Boulder County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Catherine Olguin.
The next scheduled court appearance for Ramirez-Martinez is Aug. 30 for a preliminary hearing at Boulder County Court.
He is out of jail on a $10,000 bond.
According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told Longmont police that she and coworkers had been at Breaker’s Bar and Grill at 380 Main St. on April 21 for a goodbye party for Ramirez-Martinez.
While the victim didn’t think she had more than two drinks, she began to black out and get sick. She was in a bathroom vomiting, and then she was in the back seat of her car. According to the affidavit, the woman doesn’t remember how she got there.
Ramirez-Martinez was one of several people who helped her to the car and stayed with her while a sober friend went back into the bar to get another friend before going home.
According to the affidavit, Ramirez-Martinez pulled her pants down and raped her. She told police she felt like she couldn’t move or say no, and then the woman began to vomit while she lay there.
The sober witness told police that she saw Ramirez-Martinez pulling his pants up when she got back to the car, according to the affidavit, and that the victim’s pants and underwear were down.
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