DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) —Â A convicted sex offender who kidnapped, beat and sexually assaulted a woman in Douglas County was sentenced to 48 years in prison on Monday. Paul Nader, 32, pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and aggravated robbery — with two sentence enhancers for the crimes of violence.
On Aug. 14, 2018, Nader approached a woman in the parking lot of a coffee shop in Lone Tree, armed with a knife. He forced her into her own vehicle and drove off with her. He physically and sexually assaulted her in the vehicle.READ MORE: Colorado Lawmakers Consider Auditing State’s COVID Testing Program: 'It’s Not Fair 1,100 Nursing Home Patients Died'
A short time later, he stopped at a gas station, and they both got out of the vehicle. When Nader wasnât looking, the woman looked at a passerby and mouthed âCall 911.â Douglas County Sheriffâs deputies responded, and were able to rescue the woman.READ MORE: Ptarmigan Fire: Hundreds Remain Evacuated Morning After Wildfire Started Near Homes In Summit County
“This defendant is unfit to be in society and unable to participate in the world,” the victim told the judge during sentencing.
“I have and will continue to thrive after being kidnapped, beaten and sexually assaulted. Others might not be so lucky,” she added. “I did what I did so it couldnât happen to anyone else.”MORE NEWS: Denver Weather: Tuesday Is Our Final Warm Day, Cool And Wet Weather Is Coming
At the time, Nader was living in Colorado Springs as a registered sex offender after a 2013 conviction in Jefferson County.