A Denver man accused of providing rides to different males after they left bars after which sexually assaulting them has been charged in reference to 5 assaults between 2013 and 2018, in accordance with arrest paperwork.
Tobias Favela, 50, was arrested Friday and charged Tuesday with six felony counts of sexual assault, in accordance with the Denver District Legal professional’s Workplace.
Police tied 5 incidents — happening Nov. 2, 2013, Feb. 27, 2016, March 19, 2018, April 1, 2018, and Sept. 22, 2018 — to Favela via DNA outcomes, suspect descriptions together with the suspect’s “high-pitched voice,” and a telephone quantity, in accordance with an arrest affidavit.
In every of the 5 circumstances, males who had left bars or nightclubs close to downtown Denver after they had been separated from the folks they had been with had reported discovering themselves within the suspect’s automobile, pondering they had been being taken house, police stated. In a single case, a person had ordered an Uber and thought he was being transported to his house, and in one other, the person thought they had been stopping at a good friend’s home to get some cash to pay for the journey.
The boys reported intervals of blackouts and discovering a person on high of them who was sexually assaulting them earlier than they in some way managed to get again house, in accordance with the affidavit.
In one of many assaults, a sufferer reported a telephone quantity to police — he discovered a missed name on his telephone, and the quantity was later tied to the suspect. The victims described the suspect’s “high-pitched” voice to police, which investigators in comparison with body-worn digital camera footage from an earlier site visitors cease of the suspect in addition to his telephone and different 911 calls he beforehand had made, in accordance with the affidavit.
Police had matched the DNA samples in 4 of the circumstances to 1 suspect however had not but recognized him, in accordance with the affidavit. They related the fifth case to the others via DNA on Could 30. After figuring out the suspect, who lived half a mile from 26th and Welton streets, police obtained a saliva pattern from him on Friday which matched the opposite DNA samples, the affidavit acknowledged.
Favela was arrested and is being held within the Downtown Detention Heart on a $50,000 bond, jail data present.
The DA’s workplace and the Denver Police Division imagine there could also be different victims and ask that anybody else who could not have reported their assaults contact the Denver Police Division’s Intercourse Crime Unit at 720-913-6040 or report on-line at seekthenspeak.org. Experiences can stay nameless.