Boulder police are looking for a man suspected of sexual assault.
Boulder police have issued a warrant for 36 year old Ricardo Solis Garcia, who faces two counts of felony sexual assault, according to a press release.
According to the news release, the victim of the assault was out with friends on Feb. 4 and was later joined by Garcia, a casual acquaintance.
The identity of the victim is to remain anonymous, said Boulder PD Public Information Officer Sarah Huntley.
The victim was initially pulled into the men’s bathroom in a local bar where he kissed her and told her that he loved her, according to the press release. The victim stopped him and told him that she had a boyfriend.
The bar where the incident occurred was The Drafthouse, located on 13th St., Huntley said.
Early in the morning on Feb. 5, Garcia walked the victim and her friend home to her friend’s house, where the victim’s friend gave Garcia permission to sleep on her couch due to his intoxication, according to the press release.
Huntley said the home of the victim’s friend is located in the Pearl Street Mall area.
The victim said she awoke with Garcia on top of her having sex with her and only stopped when she forced him off of her, according to the press release.
According to the press release, further investigation has substantiated the victim’s allegations.
Police have been unable to locate Garcia neither at his home, his workplace nor Naropa University where Garcia was attending classes, according to the press release.
According to the press release, Garcia faces two counts of felony sexual assault.
Garcia has also been known to use the names Ricardo Solis, Lalo Solis and the nickname “Rigo,” according to the press release.
Due to the unknown whereabouts of Garcia, Boulder police are asking citizens for help.
“We are asking if someone is aware of his whereabouts,” Huntley said. “We would like to bring some closure to the victim on this case.”
Anyone with information on Garcia or his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Colleen Wilcox at 303-441-3300. Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Sarah Simmons at Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org.