DENVER (CBS4) – Two men have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman who was waiting for a bus.
The woman was at a bus stop at Colfax and Broadway in Denver when the two approached her and forced her into their car. They dropped her off 12 hours later at a rest area in Glenwood Canyon.
The woman told police the two suspects were in a red Honda Civic. One of the men allegedly raped her twice in the back seat of the car while the other drove the car in and around Denver, eventually heading west on Interstate 70.
She also told police that the men tried and failed to get truck drivers to pay to have sex with her.
The woman was let out of the car around 11 a.m. on June 12. Glenwood Springs police located the suspects in a parking lot about an hour later.
Robert Pacheco, 34, faces preliminary felony charges of sexual assault, second-degree kidnapping, first-degree criminal trespass and theft.
Michael Clapper, 24, faces charges for kidnapping, trespass and theft.
Pacheco has a long history of arrests dating back to 1997, including felony assault, felony trespassing, felony theft, intimidating a witness, among others.
Clapper, a former Occupy Denver protester, has previously been arrested for arson in connection with a fire in Civic Center Park in February of 2012. He also has previous arrests for harassment, theft and trespassing.
Clapper’s testimony indicates that he didn’t want to take part in the sexual assault and told Pacheco they needed to drop the woman off.
Police say the red Honda was stolen.
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