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Teen accused of committing sexual acts and stealing from victims taken into custody by Boulder police

BPD said the crimes all occurred in the University Hill neighborhood.

BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Police Department (BPD) say that they have taken into custody a 17-year-old boy suspected of committing sexual acts and stealing from victims. 

In a press conference, BPD said that the suspect is currently being held without bond at a juvenile detention center on three counts of second degree burglary, two counts of indecent exposure, one count of attempted invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, one count of unlawful sexual contact and one count of aggravated motor vehicle theft.

This follows a 2021 case where the suspect had previously pleaded guilty to indecent exposure, police said.

BPD said the teen is accused in three recent incidents:

The first incident occurred around 3:45 a.m. this past Saturday in the 1100 block of 11th Street.

The suspect got into the apartment through the unlocked front door, police said. The victim was sleeping and woke up to the suspect committing a lewd act near her, BPD said. The suspect ran from the apartment after the victim awoke. Police said the suspect was wearing a black gaiter mask, dark hoodie and black pants.

The second incident happened at 5:40 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Pleasant Street. That is about two blocks away from the first crime. Police said they're not sure how the suspect got into the apartment but said the front door was unlocked and the windows were open.

This victim, like in the first case, was asleep and woke to the suspect near her, committing a lewd act, BPD said. The victim noticed later that her car keys and car had been stolen, police said.

Another woman in the same apartment told police that her car keys were also stolen. Police said the suspect was wearing a gray hoodie with the hood up and gray cargo pants.

> Boulder police released this video of the suspect. 

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The third crime happened in the 1000 block of Pleasant Street just after 6 a.m. on Monday.

Police said the suspect entered a basement-level apartment through an unlocked window. The victim said she awoke to the suspect touching her in a sexual manner, according to police. The man then went into another bedroom and was confronted by another victim, police said. He was wearing a red Hawaiian-style, button-up shirt, BPD said.

9NEWS spoke to a woman who lives in one of the homes. She said she and her roommates believe the suspect came in through a window early Sunday morning before going to one roommate's bedroom. 

The roommate woke up with the suspect next to her. Police think he stole two sets of car keys and one car from that home.

Anyone who may have been a victim or has any additional information related to these crimes is asked to call Detective Ashley Flynn at 303-441-1850 and reference case 22-8786.

Anyone who has information, but wants to remain anonymous, may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted online to Crime Stoppers.

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