Last month, when we first wrote about Brandon Heginger, we didn't name him Schmuck of the Week even though his alleged acts, including burglary and sex assault, made him richly qualified for this honor.
Fortunately, though, we've gotten a second chance. After being busted for the initial offenses, Heginger has now been accused of peeping at a woman in a CU-Boulder bathroom that he was caught on camera leaving the very same night.
As we reported last month, Heginger's Facebook page identifies the 22-year-old as a longtime resident of Iowa who attended Iowa State University and Ellsworth Community College. Last August, he posted the following message: "Moving to Colorado this Tuesday. Last party night in Ames!! Hit me up!!!"
Heginger is said to be a resident of Lakewood, not Boulder. But investigators believe he was in the latter community on April 13, partying with friends into the wee hours.
Meanwhile, a young woman was sleeping in her home on the 100 block of Grandview Avenue on University Hill when she was awakened in the rudest way imaginable.
In an interview with 9News in which her identity was concealed, she revealed that she woke up to feel a stranger's hands running up and down her body. That she was unconscious when this abuse started only makes what happened that much more disturbing, she conceded.
The estimated time of the attack: between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
When the woman confronted him, the man left -- but he took a laptop computer with him. And that proved to be his downfall.
Officers were able to trace the computer to Heginger's place, on the 12100 block of West Nevada Drive in Lakewood.
Afterward, the BPD says Heginger admitted that he'd broken into the woman's home -- a residence he'd chosen at random -- and sexually assaulted her. However, he didn't mention any of his other activities that evening, including allegedly criminal ones. And it took the authorities a while to connect him to another creepy incident.
Continue for more about the latest charges against Brandon Heginger, including a video. Last week, the CU-Boulder Police Department put out a news alert seeking the public's assistance in identifying a peeping tom.
The department release said that on April 13 (note the date) at around 2:30 a.m. (ditto the time), a female student was using the restroom in Libby Hall on the CU-Boulder campus when she looked down and saw a man looking up at her from underneath the partition of the stall.
Fortunately, the student was able to leave the restroom without further incident -- and after she reported what happened, detectives with the department pulled surveillance footage from the hall's video system, found images of the suspect and shared them online.
Here's the brief clip:
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The video ultimately racked up more than 3,000 views, which wasn't good news for Heginger. By the next day, the CU-Boulder cops had announced that he'd been busted for the peeping tom incident, too.
This time, they didn't have to look far to find him. He was still in custody on the previous charges.
Here's a look at Heginger's mug shot.
More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa April 29: "Brandon Heginger allegedly chose University Hill sex assault victim at random."