An Arapahoe County jury today found a serial rapist guilty in cases in Aurora and Cherry Hills Village.
Tre Miekale Carrasco, 26 was found guilty of 11 counts including sexual assault. The jury returned its verdict May 13 after a five-day trial before Arapahoe District Court Judge Ben Leutwyler.
“This is a dangerous predator who should be incarcerated to keep him off the streets and keep our community safe,” said District Attorney John Kellner. “He was in prison for similar acts in Kansas. He got out of prison and within days committed a new offense there. Within two weeks of his release, he came here to Colorado and continued his violent crimes. I am grateful to this jury for their work, as these verdicts will help us keep this serial rapist behind bars.”
On Feb. 7, 2019, Carrasco tried to kidnap a woman in the parking lot of a fitness club in Aurora. She got away, but he stole her car.
Then, on Feb. 12, 2019, Carrasco drove that car to a home in Cherry Hills Village where he raped a woman at knifepoint. He was arrested about five hours later in the same car stolen in Aurora.
The case was prosecuted by Chief Deputy District Attorney Christopher Gallo and Deputy District Attorney Casey Brown.
The jury found Carrasco guilty of:
* 2nd-degree kidnapping, with a deadly weapon
* Sexual assault, with a deadly weapon
* Burglary, with a deadly weapon
* Aggravated robbery, with a deadly weapon
* Two counts of aggravated motor vehicle theft
* Two counts of criminal trespass
* Attempt to influence a public servant
* False reporting
* Driving a motor vehicle without a license
Sentencing is set for July 8. Carrasco faces a mandatory prison sentence for the commission of crimes of violence, as well as sentencing as a sexual offender.