Mar. 13—A Citadel Rock guy accused of sexually assaulting a lady at a bar in downtown Boulder in 2021 is about for trial this summer season.
Joel Twambale, 35, pleaded no longer accountable in Boulder District Court docket on Friday to sexual attack — overcoming sufferer’s will, resisting arrest and obstruction of a peace officer.
Twambale, who’s out of custody on a $10,000 private recognizance bond, was once set for a five-day trial beginning July 25, at the side of a motions listening to June 3.
In line with a testimony, a lady instructed police she went out dancing with some pals to Press Play, 1005 Pearl St., on July 11 when she changed into separated from her pals at the dance ground.
The girl stated a person she didn’t know, later recognized through the lady as Twambale, got here up and began dancing and “grinding” on her. The girl stated she attempted to transport away, however Twambale held her in position.
The girl instructed police she was once scared and didn’t say anything else, and that Twambale then used his hands to sexually attack her, in keeping with the affidavit.
After about 3 mins, the lady stated Twambale stopped and he or she was once ready to visit the toilet, the place she instructed a witness what came about. The girl’s pals additionally got here to the toilet, after which knowledgeable safety.
The girl was once taken to the medical institution for a sexual attack exam.
Police stated a witness instructed officials she noticed Twambale dancing with the lady, whilst Twambale’s pal stated he by no means noticed Twambale inappropriately contact any of the women he was once dancing with that evening.
Police attempted to speak to Twambale out of doors the bar, however the affidavit states he changed into “noncompliant” and refused to present the officer his knowledge or let the officer swab his arms.
A bunch of folks began to enclose the officer and Twambale, with one guy recording the interplay and one lady seeking to get in between the officer and Twambale whilst touching Twambale’s arms, which police apprehensive would contaminate imaginable proof.
After officials ordered and driven the group again, Twambale tried to go away the world. The officer and safety from Press Play then pressured him to the bottom, the place he was once handcuffed and positioned beneath arrest.