La Plata County man arrested for sex assault on New Year’s Day

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Vance Lee Valencia (La Plata County Sheriff's Office)

Vance Valencia (La Plata County Sheriff's Office)

LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. – Police arrested a La Plata County resident on charges of sex assault and domestic violence after he assaulted a woman on New Year’s Day.

Officers said 44-year-old Vance Lee Valencia was arrested on Tuesday after assaulting a woman at a residence west Hesperus during the early morning hours.

Police say Valencia has a criminal history of domestic violence.

Valencia is being held at the La Plata County Detention Center on $250,000 bond.

Anyone who may have information related to this case should call the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 382-7018.