Man suspected of making unwanted sexual advances
Steamboat Springs — A 40-year-old man who was arrested Monday on suspicion of making unwanted sexual advances toward a woman told police he did it because he was “horny.”
According to an arrest affidavit filed in Routt County Court, the 59-year-old woman came to the Steamboat Springs Police Department Sunday to report the incident. She said that on Saturday she went to a neighbor’s house and ran into the man while he was grilling outside. The woman is friends with the man’s dad. They spoke briefly, and she went back home.
While using the bathroom at her downtown home, the woman said she looked up and saw the man in the bathroom. The woman said she was shocked and said “hello” to the man, who then asked her what she was doing.
The woman was able to get past the man. While the woman put on her pants, she said the man grabbed her by the shoulders and said “come on, let’s do this,” the affidavit states.
The man then moved the woman toward the bed, and she told him to “stop it.”
The woman “asked him if he had been drinking, and he reportedly stated to her that he was just ‘horny,’” the affidavit states.
The man eventually left.
Police spoke with the man, and he admitted “that he had made a mistake,” and he said he walked into the residence to try and sleep with the woman, the affidavit states.
The man told police “he had not been drinking and was just horny and used very poor judgement,” the affidavit states.
The man was arrested on suspicion of harassment, unlawful sexual contact, criminal attempt and felony second-degree burglary. A judge on Tuesday set his bond at $10,000. He is due back in court at 2 p.m. on Feb. 25.
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