From left: Jesus Guerrero-Argumedo, Eduardo Quezada and Adrian Garcia Ramirez
Trials of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a night in Boulder have been postponed until August.
Jesus Guerrero-Argumedo, 25; Adrian Garcia-Ramirez, 22; and Eduardo Quezada, 29, all pleaded not guilty of two sexual assaults in June. Quezada also pleaded not guilty of illegal sexual contact and third-degree assault.
All three should go on trial this week, but Boulder County has suspended all coronavirus pandemic litigation through at least March.
Court records show that the three men are scheduled for a 14-day trial beginning August 16.
All three men have been released from prison.
According to an affidavit, a woman was in downtown Boulder walking home from bars in early August 2019. While walking, the woman met Guerrero-Argumedo, Quezada and Garcia-Ramirez, none of whom she had met before, and started talking to them. The three of them invited her to drink more at an apartment on Broadway’s 3100 block, and she went with them.
But when they were in the apartment, the woman said Quezada kept lifting her skirt and slapping her on the bum, even after telling him to stop. She said the three men then forced her on a couch and started groping her.
The woman said Quezada then took her outside on the balcony and forced her to have oral sex.
The woman later tried to go to the bathroom but said Guerrero-Argumedo followed her and raped her while she was in the bathroom.
The woman then left the apartment but said that Garcia-Ramirez raped her in the stairwell while trying to leave the apartment.
The woman was able to take an Uber to her boyfriend’s house and then undergo a sexual assault test that found injuries to her knees, neck and genitals, according to an affidavit.
The woman was able to pinpoint the location of the apartment and also had phone numbers for two of the suspects. The police identified Guerrero-Argumedo, Garcia-Ramirez and Quezada as suspects in the case based on the address and phone information and descriptions provided by the woman.
The woman then selected photos of all three men from three separate photo constellations.
Speaking to police, Garcia-Ramirez and Quezada admitted having sex or oral sex with the woman but claimed the encounters were consensual.
Guerrero-Argumedo initially claimed that he had not had sex with the woman. When a detective informed Guerrero-Argumedo that the woman had received a SANE exam, he admitted that he was “likely” to have sex with the woman, but said that the affidavit indicated that it was consensual.
Garcia-Ramirez was also arrested in a separate sexual assault case and is due to be indicted in the matter in April.