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Man Accused Of Using Insulin To Subdue, Rape Boulder Woman

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Fredrick Allen (credit: Boulder County Sheriff's Department)

Fredrick Allen (credit: Boulder County Sheriff’s Department)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Doctors say a man in Boulder drugged a woman with a diabetes drug and then raped her.

Fredrick Allen, 31, is accused of using insulin to subdue the Boulder woman and assault her. The incident happened nearly a year ago.

Allen denied CBS4’s request for an interview. He was arrested Tuesday morning and is currently being held on a $100,000 bond. Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett told CBS4 that without the grand jury investigation, Allen would likely not be jail right now.

The grand jury indicted Allen on nine counts with five of them for sexual assault.

According to the indictment, in February 2011 Allen allegedly met a woman at the Sundown Saloon on the Pearl Street Mall. They left the bar and went to the woman’s home where Allen says the two had sex.

Around 1 p.m. the next day the victim’s roommate described a wheezy sound from behind a locked door. She entered the room 9 hours later to find her roommate naked and bruised, and in a catatonic state.

Doctors said the victim was suffering from severe hypoglycemia and had likely been given an insulin shot.

“The person could become tremulous, sweating, anxiety, and could eventually lose consciousness, depending on how low blood glucose goes,” diabetes specialist Dr. Boris Draznin with the CU medical school said. “(A person) could certainly die this way.”

Draznin says the symptoms of an insulin overdose can only come through a needle.

“As an injection; there is no other way,” he said.

Allen told investigators he was unsure if he had his diabetic medication with him that night. He said he usually would have an insulin kit if he was going out.

Garnett called the alleged sexual assault a top priority.

“So we take them very seriously and we investigate and if we think there are charges that are appropriate we’ll pursue them, and that’s what’s happened here,” Garnett said.

Allen is also charged with tampering with evidence. According to the indictment, Allen threw away a sheet the victim used when she was having a seizure.

Allen’s first court date is scheduled for Thursday morning.

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