Mar. 15—A Nederland guy accused of sexually assaulting a couple of women over the process a number of years had his trial date postponed after the state health facility was once no longer in a position to guage him in time.
Michael Czeponis, 42, pleaded no longer accountable in 2020 to fees together with sexual attack on a kid, felony mischief, third-degree attack and cruelty to animals.
He was once set for a nine-day trial beginning March 21, however his lawyers introduced up competency issues and requested for an analysis at a listening to in February.
Boulder District Pass judgement on Norma Sierra ordered that Czeponis be evaluated on the Boulder County Prison as a substitute of the state health facility and stored the March trial date at the calendar in case he may well be cleared to continue in time.
However at a listening to Tuesday, Sierra stated docs from the state health facility had no longer but noticed Czeponis on the prison with a purpose to evaluation him, and officially canceled subsequent week’s trial.
“Regardless of the courtroom’s efforts to have the dept conform to the cut-off date, it seems that we would not have a record,” Sierra stated. “That may also have an effect on the power to continue with trial.”
Boulder County judges and lawyers have lately famous important delays in getting inmates evaluated and handled on the state health facility.
Lawyers stated they’d some “very initial” new trial dates in thoughts, however Sierra merely set the case for some other evaluation listening to on March 29.
In step with a information free up from Nederland police, investigators started taking a look into Czeponis in August 2019 for “allegations of sexual attack involving a couple of feminine sufferers.”
In an arrest affidavit, no less than one of the vital named sufferers within the case described Czeponis as being in a “caretaker” function, however the record didn’t specify how Czeponis knew the women or how lengthy he knew them.
The ladies have been juveniles on the time of the alleged attacks, in line with the discharge.
In step with the affidavit, the cruelty to animals fee stems from allegations that Czeponis threw a chihuahua over a railing, whilst the felony mischief fee stems from graffiti allegations.