Former officer from Mexico, Richardo Corral-Venegas, arrested on rape charges in Aurora

Posted at 1:19 PM, Oct 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-15 21:58:50-04

AURORA, Colo. — A newly-released affidavit reveals a sex assault suspect caught in Aurora is a former police officer from Mexico on the run from similar charges.

Officers say 25-year-old Richardo Corral-Venegas attempted to force his way into an apartment at Santana Ridge Condominiums on South Geneva Way on Oct. 4. The woman was able to fight the man off, preventing him from getting into her apartment. 

Police say Corral-Venegas forced his way into another apartment at the same location and sexually assaulted a woman. 

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 sexually attacking 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.

Investigators believe there could be the possibility of other victims who were assaulted by Corral-Venegas.

The suspect was booked into the Arapahoe County Jail on several charges.


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