DENVER — Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a man Thursday accused of sexually assaulting a woman last July after giving her a ride in his pedi cab.
Jarrett Carter, 26, has been charged with sexual assault.
The charge alleges that Carter offered a pedi cab ride on July 15, 2014 to an intoxicated woman and later sexually assaulted her.
According to Carter’s arrest warrant, the victim told police she had been drinking a lot that evening and a male pedi cab driver offered to help her find a place to stay.
The victim remembered passing out in the pedicab, then waking up laying on her back on the ground in an alley near 15th and Larimer Street with her pants and underwear removed.
The pedi cab driver was standing next to her, and when confronted, said that he had helped her pee. When confronted again, the driver hurriedly got onto his bike and left the area, according to the arrest warrant.
A suspect was not identified at the time, but DNA testing led to the positive identification of Carter as a suspect in June of this year. Carter was on probation for drug-related offenses at the time.
Carter told police he has been a pedicab operator since 2011 in downtown Denver. According to the warrant, he said that he sometimes has sex with females that he gives rides to, but did not recognize the victim.
Carter could not explain how his DNA was found on the victim’s body and volunteered a DNA sample for confirmation purposes.
Carter remains in custody with bond set at $100,000. He was charged Thursday and will appear in Denver County Court for a preliminary hearing on July 13.