Man pleads guilty to 2016 High Line Canal Trail assaults

Demaricus Bookhart

DENVER — A 26-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to the assault of two women on the High Line Canal Trail in August.

Demaricus Bookhart pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated robbery, one count of attempt to commit sexual assault and one count of menacing.

He originally was charged with aggravated robbery, second-degree assault, failure to register as a sex offender and third-degree assault.

The separate assaults happened within a week of each other on Aug. 18 and Aug. 26. One of the victims was injured and a stolen iPod belonging to a victim was recovered from Bookhart’s belongings.

Under the plea agreement, Bookhart faces 30 years in prison for the aggravated robbery charge and 10 years of sex offender supervised probation for each of the two counts.

The probation sentences will run concurrently and would begin after Bookhard serves his prison term.

Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 28.