DENVER (AP) – A former Marine suspected of raping a 22-year-old woman at Denver International Airport has been advised of a sexual assault charge filed against him.
Noel Bertrand, 26, of Portland, Ore., appeared Thursday in court in Denver. He was assigned a public defender but the lawyer didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment.READ MORE: Driver, 2 Passengers Hurt After Car Crashes Into Home In Aurora; No One In Home Injured
Bertrand is accused of assaulting a woman just after midnight on April 12 after she missed a flight. Authorities say the woman met a man at an airport restaurant and was attacked at an empty gate. They say airline employees on the tarmac saw the attack through a window and intervened.READ MORE: Dr. Dave Hnida On Omicron: 'We Don't Know If This Is A Dr. Evil Type of Variant'
Bertrand served in the Marines from 2003 to 2009. He served as a security guard and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.
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