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The 18th Judicial District Grand Jury has indicted Jorge Alexander Che-Quiab for the murder of a 16-year-old girl from Lakewood who was killed Aug. 7, 2020, in Aurora; the coroner determined she died from mixed alcohol and fentanyl toxicity.

Che-Quiab, 25, is being held on a $2,000,000 bond in the Arapahoe County Jail. He has been charged with 13 counts:

• Murder 1, extreme indifference, a Class 1 felony
• Murder 1, felony murder, a Class 1 felony
• 2 counts of distribution of a controlled substance to a minor, a Class 1 drug felony
• 2 counts of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, a Class 1 drug felony
• Sex assault on a child, a Class 4 felony
• Enticement of a child, a Class 4 felony
• 3 counts of contributing the delinquency of a minor, a Class 4 felony
• Sex assault , a Class 4 felony
• Criminal attempt to commit sex assault on an incapacitated victim, a Class 3 felony

“It is incredibly concerning that unsuspecting drug users could inadvertently be consuming fentanyl, which is 50 times stronger than oxycodone,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “In this case, we have a juvenile victim who was given what she thought was ‘oxy,’ and she is dead from a fentanyl overdose. This is a warning to illegal drug users: The risk cannot be overstated, and it is death.”

The next court date is a status conference on Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. in Div. 206.

Criminal charges are merely a formal accusation that an individual has committed a crime. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

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