Arraignment Delayed for Man Accused of Entering Longmont Home, Assaulting Child

January 5, 2019
Rodrigo Ignacio Albarran-Estrada walks into the court room for his arraignment on Friday at the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder. The arraignment was delayed until March.

The arraignment for a man accused of unlawfully entering a Longmont home and sexually assaulting a child once inside has been delayed to March 1 so that attorneys can continue negotiations.

Rodrigo Ignacio Albarran-Estrada, 34, appeared in Boulder County District Court for his scheduled arraignment Friday afternoon. He was charged in July with aggravated sexual assault on a child, first-degree burglary and first-degree trespassing, as well as two counts of second-degree assault.

His private attorney, Carolyn Vance Pelloux, said she is working on negotiating a deal with Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty. If an agreement can’t be reached, Pelloux told the judge she would proceed with a jury trial.

Albarran-Estrada is being held at Boulder County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.

According to an arrest affidavit, police believe Albarran-Estrada entered a home in the 100 block of Snowmass Place before dawn. He is unknown to the victims in the case, police said.

The victim, a juvenile girl, told police that she was sleeping in her bedroom when she felt someone pulling down her pants, according to the affidavit. The suspect then strangled her for seven to eight minutes, she said. He also grabbed her underneath her clothing and caused a laceration on the back of her neck during the assault, she told police.

The suspect, believed to be Albarran-Estrada, was naked during the attack, the affidavit says.

The victim’s father later chased the suspect, but was unable to follow him over a fence. While running, the suspect dropped a Mexican passport identifying him as Albarran-Estrada, the affidavit says.

Longmont police searched for Albarran-Estrada for the rest of the day. He was eventually found at around 6 p.m. at a residence in Thornton.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com

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