DNA links Fruita man to sex assault

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A Fruita man is behind bars on a first degree sex assault charge after DNA evidence matches him to the crime 10 months later.

According to an arrest affidavit, 20–year-old Tristan James Brady Burford was arrested in connection to a sex assault that happened Dec. 6, 2008.

The DNA match came back from CBI Sept. 22 of this year and he was arrested Thursday.

The victim says Burford assaulted her in the back seat of a car and again in a garage after leaving a party with him where there had been drinking.

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  • by miss karma Location: gj on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:56 PM
    Umm josh, ya it does make him a bad person! Rape is one of the worsed things you can do to a girl.. it messes her whole life up. And just for you saying that makes me think you are a rapiest as well.. to just think its nothing. And another thing, I can't believe this. He has been to my parties, my friends parties, and asked if I wanted to "hang out".. this could of happened to me, or my friend. And again shows how this "great" place we call a home falls farther into hell.. lovely
  • by Phillipino Hooker Location: Phillipines on Sep 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM
  • by in the know Location: grand junction on Aug 10, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    just to let you know - tristan is in court again!
  • by Tristan Burford Location: Fruita on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    Hahaha first of all to all the people who wrote on here you are all wrong i am not in jail i did not commit the crime i was accused of and will not face any time in prison girls who claim this are the ones that get in trouble not guys who did nothing wrong all statements under this or above this are false and were most likely posted by my ex because she is a sad little person who has nothing better to do with her life then get prego and then kill the baby thats wrong
  • by anon Location: gj on Nov 10, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    okay- what's the ex got to do with him raping someone 10 months ago! Innocent till proven guildty- maybe the ex divorced him because she realized he was scootin around on her- hope he never sees his kid cause he sounds like a future molester!
  • by Sam Location: Grand Junction on Nov 3, 2009 at 02:43 PM
    OK Enough! I have been watching these posts and am truely convienced that 2 maybe 3 inividuals are the ONLY ones writing here. I took the advice & looked into past court documents. All I could find was a case involving the EX which was dropped. If so..many of you knew this was happening than why didn't you do something about it? This sounds more like a mad EX than anything else. She must have a big chip on her shoulder. As for all the people witnessing these alleged crimes your as guilty as he is for letting it happen. There are more sick people involved in this than just the gentleman in question. It really sounds like a bunch of messed up kids trying to get one guy in as much trouble as possible. Maybe there is a little truth to what they say and maybe none at all. But either way he deserves to be treated fairly. And those of you who say you know him so well, I can't believe that you weren't at one time or another and accessory if you REALLY know so much. Hmmm Makes you think
  • by glad hes there Location: gj on Nov 2, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    cant believe he knocked around his ex like he did, killed her dog? what a sick person, i hope they make him pay, he will never learn and should never be let out again, people like him dont change. ill never forgive this kid for the things hes done, to the girl he raped (youre in denial if u dont believe it happened) and for his ex. im glad shes finally getting to be happy and find a good dad for her child. this man should never be aloud to see his kid, he doesnt deserve to hold him
  • by another... Location: Grand Junction on Nov 1, 2009 at 03:36 PM
    Tristan gets girls drunk and has sex with them for a hobby. Well along with staying up doing coke alone every night watching out the window. Tre B's a sick, manipulative little boy.
  • by mom against rape Location: fruita on Nov 1, 2009 at 01:25 AM
    My kids know this man and he is a sick deviant. They have heard of his countless victims wich include small animals boys and girls. What a sick man has sex with a cat and a dog in one night just for kicks at a party. I dont ever want him on the streets again not with my kids. Look at his face all mean in his yellow suit he has the look of a sexual deviant lock him up
  • by DR. Rapenstien Location: Fruita on Oct 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    Rape,Rape,Rape thats all you do is rape tre. From young boys and girls to neighborhood dogs and cats we have seen you do it all. Your a sick man i hope they teach you a lesson.
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