Boulder police arrest sex assault suspect; are concerned there may be more victims

City of Boulder News

CITY OF BOULDER: Boulder police, with the assistance of the Evans Police Department, arrested George Osonau Tiba (DOB 1/5/1965) at his home in Evans, CO on March 21, 2013. Tiba is charged with two counts of Sexual Assault, one count of Second Degree Burglary and one count of Theft. He was taken to the Weld County Jail and is being held there on $50,000 bond.

Tiba has been under investigation for a sex assault which occurred in Boulder on Feb. 17, 2013, sometime between the hours of 2 a.m. and 10 a.m. The victim is a 22-year-old female. The assault occurred at the victim’s home on 11th St.

She told police she met Tiba for the first time while she was out with friends earlier in the evening (March 20) at the Walrus, located at 1911 11th St. The victim also told police that the suspect stole cash and other items from her home after the assault.

Friends of the victim told investigators they believed that the suspect had been watching for potential victims at the Walrus, because he immediately approached the victim when she arrived with her group of friends. They believe the suspect targeted the victim, even though she attempted to disengage herself from him several times during the evening.

Because of Tiba’s behavior on the evening of the assault and because of some past incidents involving Tiba, police are concerned that he may have victimized others who have not yet reported the incidents to investigators.

Anyone with information about Tiba, or who believes they may have been victimized by Tiba, is asked to contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-1974. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Read the release at the City of Boulder website.

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