DENVER (CBS4)– A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2008 as she walked to her home in northwest Denver has been formally charged.
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged Leonard Botello with sexual assault.READ MORE: 'Feels Like Summer Happened Overnight': Xcel Energy Ready To Respond To Heat-Related Outages
On Oct. 3, 2008, the 61-year-old woman was walking home when she was attacked in a park in the 4100 block of Tennyson Street. The charges allege that Botello had seen the victim and asked her for sex and when she refused he became angry and attacked her.READ MORE: Heat Waves Can Sometimes Cause Travel Problems By Air And On Land
The case remained unsolved until Botello was identified as a suspect through a DNA match earlier this year. He was arrested on Friday.MORE NEWS: Mobile Shower Trailer Parked At Denver's Civic Center Park To Help People Who Are Unhoused
Botello remains in custody on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 5 to be formally advised of the charge.