Nine year old sex assault case suspect in court

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

New developments in a sex assault case from nine years ago here in Mesa County.

Jorge Hurtado-Ruiz is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in July of 2000.

Hurtado–Ruiz has been held at the Mesa County jail on an $800,000 bond since he was arrested in 2007.

According to police reports, Hurtado–Ruiz was arrested after the Colorado Bureau of Investigation was able to match DNA from the 2000 case to him.

He was present in court Tuesday where attorneys told the judge both parties have reached a plea agreement but that they are waiting to notify the victim.

The plea is scheduled to be formally submitted early next month.

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