Suspect in hate-crime attack on a gay man bonds out of jail

Victim may need $50K in reconstructive surgery

DENVER - A suspect in what Denver Police are calling a bias-motivated beating of a gay man has bonded out of jail.

Tilo Sandoval, 20, surrendered to police on Tuesday, according to DPD's Twitter account.

Police believe Sandoval attacked Jared R. Olson, 23, in the parking lot of Sam's Hookah Lounge at 2370 W. Alameda Ave. in the early morning hours of Sept. 2.

Sandoval was with a group who shouted gay slurs at Olson and another gay man, police said.

Olson said the beating left him covered in blood, with broken bones in his face that will require an estimated $50,000 in reconstructive surgery. He also had several teeth knocked out and chipped.

Sandoval faces felony charges of assault causing injury, second-degree assault and bias-motivated crime. He is due back in court Sept. 24.

Denver Police ask anyone with information about this crime to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or text 274637 (CRIMES), enter the title DMCS and your message. Tipsters can remain anonymous and earn a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and charging of those responsible for this crime.