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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Defendant in 2016 Golden sex assault case extradited from Ecuador

GOLDEN, Colo. (Nov. 30, 2021) – Peter Robert Dettmer (DOB: 06-17-1952) was extradited Wednesday from Ecuador to the United States.

Dettmer faces 126 sexual assault charges stemming from a 2016 case out of Golden, including –

  • 63 counts of Sexual Assault – Victim Helpless (F3 felony)
  • 1 count of Sexual Assault – Victim Incapable due to Force/Drugs/Other (F3 felony)
  • 62 counts of Sexual Assault – Victim Incapable (F4 felony)

An advisement hearing for Dettmer has been scheduled in the First Judicial District Court for December 1. Due to ethical obligations under Rules 3.6 and 3.8(f) of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct – a set of attorney regulations adopted by the Colorado Supreme Court – the DA’s Office will not release any additional information or comment further until the case is closed.

Arrested in Cuenca, Ecuador, on April 27, Dettmer’s extradition was carried out by the FBI with assistance from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs and the U.S. Department of State. It is just the second extradition from Ecuador to the United States in the past 27 years.

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