BREAKING: Man linked to assaults to be sentenced to prison

Christina Vessa

The man linked to a series of assaults in Fort Collins last year pled guilty to multiple felony charges Monday. Jose Alderete-Gomez, 27, will be serving time in prison for two cases against him.



One case ties him to at least six assaults that happened west of the Colorado State University main campus summer and fall 2014, and the other case in which he repeatedly punched his girlfriend.

Alderete-Gomez pleaded guilty to Class 4 second-degree assault for the string of assaults, and a Class 5 felony of attempted second-degree assault for the domestic violence case. A harassment charge was also added to the assault case.

Eighth Judicial District Judge Gregory M. Lammons will sentence him to prison, in which the two cases will be served consecutively. Alderete-Gomez could be ordered to the Colorado Department of Corrections for a sentence of at least six years.

Alderete-Gomez was arrested Nov. 21 by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office in relation to an assault that occurred in October against a woman riding her bike along the Highway 1 corridor.

The Woman and Gender Advocacy Center offers confidential resources to students who have experienced sexual or gender violence.

Alderete-Gomez is in custody at the Larimer County Detention Center on a combined bond of $450,000, and sentencing is scheduled for May 18.

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