Boulder Police Arrest Counselor for Sexual Assault; Looking for Other Victims

Posted on 01/25/2021 at 09:54 am

The Boulder Police detectives arrested and charged a former counselor at a local treatment facility with sexually assaulting a patient and believe there could be additional victims.

Earlier this month, detectives with the Boulder Police Department (BPD) began investigating a series of incidents involving the suspect, Jose Yepes 48, of Boulder. Yepes was employed by Mental Health Partners as a “Milieu Counselor” at the Warner House facility, located at 2833 Broadway in Boulder. As part of Yepes’ employment, he dealt with community members experiencing substance abuse issues. A female victim reported that over approximately a one-month period in November, Yepes repeatedly contacted her and initiated contacts that were sexual in nature.

Yepes, pictured here, has been charged with stalking, unlawful sexual contact and indecent exposure. His employment was terminated after the investigation began. On Friday the Boulder Police Department's Special Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshall's Service, arrested Jose Alejandro Yepes at his residence in Lafayette. Yepes was subsequently transported to Boulder County Jail.

Based on the details of this case, police believe there may possibly be additional victims in the community.

Anyone who may have information about any incidents that could be related is asked to call Detective Marples at 303-441-3345 reference case 20-11928. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com

All suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.