GOLDEN, Colo. (Jun. 16, 2022) – Peter Robert Dettmer (DOB: 6-17-1952) was sentenced today by the First Judicial District Court to 28 years to life in the Department of Corrections for the sexual assaults committed between April 2014 and June 2016.
On Jun. 10, 2016, police were called to a residence in Golden on a report of a “sexual assault in progress”. Witnesses reported observing Dettmer sexually assaulting an unconscious female through an apartment window.
During the legal process in 2016, Dettmer absconded to Ecuador and wasn’t extradited back to Colorado until November 2021. Arrested in Cuenca, Ecuador, on April 27, 2021, Dettmer’s extradition was carried out by the FBI with assistance from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs, and the U.S. Department of State. It is just the second extradition from Ecuador to the United States in the past 27 years.
Subsequent police investigation uncovered evidence of numerous sexual assaults, including identifying a separate victim, which resulted in an additional 122 charges.
On May 16, 2022, Dettmer pled guilty to five counts of Sexual Assault from five separate incidents and two separate victims:
Count 1: Sexual Assault – Victim Incapable of Appraising Conditions – Drugging (F3) (June 2016)
Count 12: Sexual Assault – Victim Incapable of Appraising Conditions (F4) (April 2014)
Count: 13: Sexual Assault – Victim Helpless (F3) (March 2015)
Count 16: Sexual Assault – Victim Incapable of Appraising Conditions (F4) (May 2015)
Count 18: Sexual Assault – Victim Incapable of Appraising Conditions (F4) (June 2015)
The Court sentenced Dettmer as follows:
Count 1: 8 years
Count 12: 4 years
Count: 13: 8 years
Count 16: 4 years
Count 18: 4 years
Those sentences are consecutive with each other with 416 days of presentence confinement credit, including when he was detained in Ecuador.