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Herbert Dailey: Sex offender suspeced of assault on 20-year-old nabbed after bicycle violation

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Herbert Dailey, a registered sex offender, might not have been busted for suspicion of a home-invasion sexual assault earlier this month if he'd been a better bike rider. According to the Fort Collins Police Department, Dailey was stopped by cops after a "bicycle violation," at which point officers noticed that he matched the description of a man who allegedly attacked a twenty-year-old.

Look below to see a pair of releases from the FCPD, as well as a larger version of Dailey's (disturbing) booking photo:

Fort Collins Police Department release:

Suspect Arrested

Fort Collins police have arrested 38 year-old Herbert Daily (D.O.B. 12-19-72) for the February 8 sexual assault of a 20 year-old female in her home in the 600 block of Remington Street. Daily, a transient, was contacted by police early this morning in the 700 block of S. College Avenue after an officer patrolling the area stop him for a bicycle violation and realized he matched the description of the sex assault suspect. Daily, a registered sex offender, was transported to the Larimer County Detention Center on charges of possession of a controlled substance (F6) and sexual assault (F2).

Original Press Release, February 8, 2011

Police Investigate Report of Sexual Assault

Fort Collins police are investigating the report that a 20-year-old female was sexually assaulted Tuesday morning in her home in the 600 block of Remington Street.

Police were notified of the assault at approximately 7:10 a.m. by hospital personnel after the woman went to the hospital to be checked out. According to the victim, the suspect entered her apartment through an unlocked front door and entered her bedroom around 5:30 a.m. The victim was awakened by the unknown man who sexually assaulted her before leaving the residence through the front door. The suspected claimed to have a weapon although none was seen.

The suspect is described as a stocky white male, in his 40's, 5'10' tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds with curly brown hair and a receding hairline. The suspect was wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans.

Police are continuing to investigate the report and ask community members to use personal safety skills, to keep their doors locked and windows secured, be aware of activities in your neighborhood and report any suspicious persons or activities to the police. Further information regarding crime prevention tips is available on the Fort Collins Police Services website at http://www.fcgov.com/police/personal-safety.php.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Fort Collins Detective Tammy Tracy at 970-221-6582 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 221-6868. Crime Stoppers may also be reached through their website at www.stopcriminals.org.

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