More details emerge about alleged Aspen sexual assault | AspenTimes.com

More details emerge about alleged Aspen sexual assault

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” An early morning encounter on a bus apparently marked the first contact a woman had with a Carbondale man before he allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted her at the Centennial apartment complex in Aspen.

The victim was riding a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus at about 1:40 a.m. Saturday, when she found herself seated to the right of suspect Emanuel Gonzalez-Loujun, 21.

While on the bus Gonzalez-Loujun allegedly “grabbed her left arm with his right hand” and said, ‘You look nice in that dress,'” according to a police report released Wednesday.

Shortly thereafter the victim exited the bus with her roommate, described as a male, and they walked home.

A little later the victim was making something to eat when her roommate looked out the window and saw Gonzalez-Loujun “standing outside their unit.” The roommate also noticed that his snowboard was missing.

The roommate “grabbed a frying pan from the kitchen area and went outside” to check out the situation.

After about five minutes, the victim said she became concerned for her roommate, and went outside to see if he was all right. As she was walking down the stairs from her “unit” the suspect allegedly grabbed her from behind, and dragged her “down the stairs,” the police report stated.

The victim apparently tried to scream but Gonzalez-Loujun silenced her by putting his hand over her mouth. He then dragged her to a snowy area, and sexually assaulted her, the report alleged.

At one point the suspect apparently got “upset,” and dragged the victim to another area where he allegedly sexually assaulted her three more times. The victim was later able to get away with the help of a neighbor.

At about 2:30 a.m. Aspen police responded to the apartment complex amid a report that someone had been sexually assaulted. A description of the suspect was also released.

He was described as a “young male, wearing a dark colored jacket with a white hooded sweatshirt underneath the jacket with the hood outside the jacket.” The suspect was also said to be in possession of a gun.

Aspen police officer Leon Murray spotted the suspect, who was allegedly following an unidentified woman in the area. Murray stopped them to ask some questions.

“As the male got closer to Murray he could see that the male matched the description and asked if the two knew each other,” the report stated. The female said she did not know of the suspect.

Murray then told Gonzalez-Loujun to remove his right hand from his right rear pocket, and to hand him a form of identification. Gonzalez-Loujun apparently pulled out a wallet, and showed Murray a form of identification before putting it back in his pocket.

The officer then asked to see the identification again.

“As the male started to reach into his pocket, Murray saw the male turn his right shoulder and Murray thought the male was about to run off,” the report alleged.

Instead, Gonzalez-Loujun allegedly “turned towards Murray and with a closed fist hit” the officer on the left side of his face.

Murray was apparently stunned by the blow, but was able to grab Gonzalez-Loujun to keep from getting hit again. The officer was also able to call for back up before he was taken to the ground by 5-foot-10-inch Gonzalez-Loujun, who weighs about 190 pounds.

Sergeant Rob Fabrocini, who had also responded to the complex, “came over and took” Gonzalez-Loujun to the ground.

A search of the suspect allegedly found a “black cloth sunglasses case which contained fourteen small clear plastic zip lock baggies. In each of the bags was a “white powdery substance; which later tested positive for the presence of cocaine,” the report alleged.

The total weight of the 14 bags was 15.54 grams.

He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail, where he was booked on sexual assault, second-degree kidnapping, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a controlled substance of more than a gram.

Gonzalez-Loujun was also booked on second-degree assault of a peace officer, and for resisting arrest. Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely, who set bond at $250,000, advised him of his rights Tuesday in Pitkin County Court.

Gonzalez-Loujun is set to next appear in court Feb. 2. He has not retained an attorney, but suggested he would look into the possibility.

Gonzalez-Loujun faces life in state prison if convicted of all counts.

whaupt@aspentimes.com


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