Trial begins for former cop from Mexico who allegedly sexually assaulted Aurora woman

Posted at 3:22 PM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 18:50:23-05

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – A trial has begun in Arapahoe County for a former law enforcement officer from Mexico who allegedly broke into an Aurora apartment and sexually assaulted a woman.

Officers say 25-year-old Ricardo Corral-Venegas broke into an apartment at the Santana Ridge Condominiums on South Geneva Way on Oct. 4, 2016, and sexually assaulted the female resident.

Before the alleged assault, police accuse Corral-Venegas of attempting to force his way into a different apartment at the same complex, but the woman was able to fight the suspect off.

The suspect is a former police officer wanted for numerous sexual assaults in Chihuahua, Mexico, according to an arrest affidavit. A Mexican newspaper reports that Corral-Venegas allegedly used a motorcycle and posed as a courier when he allegedly sexually attacked his victims in Mexico.

The suspect told Aurora investigators that he was a four-year veteran police officer who quit because of personality problems and indicated a possible dual personality, the affidavit read. 

Corral-Venegas told police he came to Colorado three months ago and moved in with a roommate at the Aurora complex. He denied the sexual assault accusations.

The former officer was in an Arapahoe County court Monday as his trial began.