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The serial rapist and kidnapper Tre Miekale Carrasco is imprisoned for a long time. At his July 9th judgment hearing, Arapahoe County District Judge Ben Leutwyler sentenced Carrasco to 136 years’ imprisonment and told him, “I am 100 percent convinced that there is no safe woman in America when You are out of jail. “
This statement is supported by the content of the affidavit filed against Carrasco. It traces his transition from a young teenager breaking into women’s homes to touch their feet to a young man (he is now 26) whose propensity for extreme sexual violence has wreaked untold damage in two states.
The crimes that led to Carrasco’s most recent arrest began after his release from a Kansas correctional facility on February 1, 2019, where he was transferred for a parole violation after being charged with sex crimes against a woman he assaulted , found guilty, she jogged. He fled Kansas to Colorado, but not before committing another sexual assault near the Fort Hays State University campus. In the days that followed, prosecutors said he robbed a woman outside a 24-hour gym in Aurora and sexually abused an au pair in Cherry Hills Village before he was finally taken into custody.
Due to court delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Carrasco was not convicted until May, and after a five-day trial, an Arapahoe County jury found him of second degree kidnapping with a lethal weapon and sexual assault with a lethal weapon for guilty of a deadly weapon, burglary with a deadly weapon, aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated vehicle theft in two cases, criminal domestic peace in two cases, attempt to influence an officer, false reports and driving a motor vehicle without a driver’s license.
At the verdict hearing on July 9th, Assistant District Attorney Casey Brown, who prosecuted the case, described Carrasco as “a predator …. This is not a defendant who can exist in society without offending women. He feels.” awarded to his victims. ” and he’s left a trail of destruction. “
That point of view was echoed by Judge Leutwyler, who told Carrasco that if he were at large, “You will keep rape people … because you want what you want and nothing will get in the way but the government. You are a threat to every woman in our country … and I must do what I can to keep the community safe. “
Carrasco has now been moved to the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility. Click here to read Tre Miekale Carrasco’s affidavit.
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