Male acquaintance arrested in alleged sexual assault of CU-Boulder student at her campus apartment

BOULDER, Colo. - The 27-year-old male acquaintance of a University of Colorado Boulder student has been arrested for allegedly assaulting the student on July 4 in her apartment.

CU-Boulder police arrested Scott Klumb Wednesday on two counts of sexual assault, police Cmdr. Robert Axmacher said.

On July 9, the female student reported to police that she was sexually assaulted at her Smiley Court campus apartment the early morning hours of July 4.

The woman told police Klumb was staying the night at her apartment. The couple engaged in consensual cuddling and the woman fell asleep, police said. But the woman told police she later awoke to find Klumb sexually assaulting her with his fingers. The female told Klumb to leave and he complied. 

During the investigation, investigators obtained text messages which police said corroborated the assault.

Klumb, who is not a CU student, was arrested just after 8 a.m. without incident at his off-campus Boulder apartment, police said. He is being held at the Boulder County Jail on $10,000 bond.

"Most sexual assaults on college campuses involve situations where the suspect and victim are known to each other," Axmacher said. "The vast majority of these assaults are never reported to police.  We applaud the courage of this young woman in coming forward."