Grand Junction Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Elderly Woman

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A 21-year-old Grand Junction man is accused of sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman.

Police say just before 5:00pm on Sunday night, Tyler Christensen walked into an apartment complex in the 800 block of Main Street.

They say he was in the elevator with the woman when he began touching her, and then put his hand over her mouth. When the elevator reached the bottom floor, authorities say Christensen let the woman go and ran out of the building.

Officers say they were able to catch him shortly afterwards.

Christensen is being charged with unlawful sexual contact, third degree assault, and crime to an at risk adult female over the age of 60. He is currently being held in the Mesa County Jail on a $60,000 bond.

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