As first reported by the Colorado Independent Monday, the 2005 rape case that Weld County DA and current U.S. Senate hopeful Ken Buck declined to prosecute in 2006 just won’t go away.
While Buck claims the case was so flawed as to have been impossible to prosecute, the fact is the suspect virtually confessed, according to a police transcript (below) of a phone call between the victim and suspect.
In establishing whether there were grounds to arrest the suspect, Greeley police had the victim phone the suspect from the police station. That call was recorded and entered into evidence.
In the call, this exchange takes place:
Victim: “You do realize that … it’s rape.”
Suspect: “Yeah, I do.”
Victim: “Like in a number of different ways, because I didn’t want to do it and because I was intoxicated and because I was afraid.”
Suspect: “Yes I do. I know.”
To read the complete transcript, see below. This recording was made without the suspect’s knowledge.