Marc O'Leary, accused serial rapist, held on $5 million bond as cops search for more victims
It's an indication of just how dangerous authorities consider Marc Patrick O'Leary, 32, that he's being held on a $5 million bond.
That's a $5 million cash bond. And while he's been charged with sex assault, kidnapping and more in two incidents, the cops fear he may have left more victims in his wake.
O'Leary is reportedly suspecting of attacking one woman at her Westminster home last August and another at the Summit View Apartments in Golden last month. But he may also have been involved in another assault in Lakewood, where he lived. He was arrested at his home at 65 Harlan Street on Sunday.
Below, get more details from a Jefferson County District Attorney's Office release and a Fox31 report. Also see an interactive graphic showing the area near where O'Leary was busted; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
Jefferson County District Attorney's Office release:
Marc O'Leary Arrested in Lakewood
Marc Patrick O'Leary, 32, was arrested by law enforcement officers at 65 Harlan Street in Lakewood on Sunday, February 13. He was arrested on suspicion of First Degree Sexual Assault; Second Degree Kidnapping; First Degree Burglary; and Felony Menacing. Each count names two victims.
O'Leary had his first court appearance today at 10:00 when he was advised of his rights. He will be back in court on February 17 at 10:00 to be advised of charges filed by the District Attorney. A cash only bond was set in the amount of $5M.
In August, 2010 a woman reported to Westminster police that she had been sexual assaulted. As their investigation continued, in January 2011 a sexual assault was reported in Golden. Police began comparing the cases to see if they might have been committed by the same perpetrator. Both sexual assaults were committed by strangers and the cases had many similarities.
The investigation expanded. As law enforcement shared information and resources, Lakewood police discovered an unsolved attempted sexual assault from July, 2010 that also had similarities to the assaults in Golden and Westminster. They joined the investigation. Other agencies from across the Denver metro area also offered resources and joined the investigation including the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and the Aurora Police Department.
As a result of the work of these law enforcement agencies, police were led to the house at 65 Harlan in Lakewood where O'Leary was arrested.
"This is a great example of what law enforcement can do when we work together as a team," said Golden Police Chief Bill Kilpatrick. "Hundreds of law enforcement hours and resources from dozens of agencies led to this arrest."
O'Leary is a white male, 6'1", 220, blonde hair, hazel eyes. He has a distinct flat birthmark on his lower leg about the size of an egg. In the Golden sexual assault he was described as wearing gray sweatpants, gray hooded sweatshirt and a mask covering his face.
Law enforcement recognizes that victims of sexual assault often don't report the crime, but encourages anyone who might have information in this case to call Crime Stoppers 720-913-STOP (7867).
Because this investigation is ongoing O'Leary's booking photo will not be released at this time. The warrantless arrest affidavit and search warrant affidavits are also sealed at this time.
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