The man the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office believes is a sexual predator has been charged with 15 counts connected with incidents in Flying J Ranch in Conifer, Alderfer/Three Sisters Park in Evergreen and Genesee Mountain Park.
Glenn Braden, 20, of Evergreen has been charged with one count of attempted sexual assault, nine counts of indecent exposure, one count of criminal mischief and four felony counts of unlawful sexual contact related to 11 separate victims. The charges stem from Braden confronting female hikers and bikers, and committing lewd acts along trails, according to the Jefferson County district attorney’s office.
Braden was arrested on Aug. 8 after two women in separate incidents in Genesee Mountain Park reported a man had exposed himself, in one instance began masturbating, and in one instance tried to grab a woman. After a two-hour search, Braden was apprehended by sheriff’s deputies and park rangers, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
When Braden was advised in court on Aug. 10, prosecutors requested a $100,000 cash-only bond, which was granted, according to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office. Once the DA’s office reviewed the case, prosecutors requested an updated affidavit with the inclusion of felony charges.
On Aug. 11, Braden again appeared in court and was advised of the new felony counts, and his bond was unchanged. Braden’s next appearance is at 10 a.m. Aug. 17.
Sheriff’s deputies had been looking for a man after six incidents in Flying J and one at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. Extra patrols were in the area near Flying J, and signs were erected at trailheads to warn hikers about the potential danger.
The first report occurred on April 3 in Flying J Ranch, when a naked man approached a female hiker and touched her buttocks. He fled the area and was not located by law enforcement.
On June 13, a naked man confronted a female victim and began masturbating at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. In Flying J, he contacted a woman on July 11, and three women on July 18 in which he fondled two victims, masturbated and engaged in sexual conversation. On July 24, the man confronted a female hiker while masturbating, and then grabbed the victim and tried to rip off her clothing.
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