Wayne Ross Fenn
Wayne Ross Fenn (Boulder County Sheriff's Office / Courtesy Photo)

A 45-year-old Longmont man faces two felonies in connection to allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman, fell asleep on top of her and forced her to shower with him after he asked her on a date in January.

Wayne Ross Fenn, of Longmont, was formally charged Tuesday at the Boulder County Jail with one count of sex assault by overcoming a victim's will and one count of sex assault by submit-force/threat/other.

He remains in jail on a $15,000 bond and is due to appear for a preliminary hearing 1:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Boulder County Justice Center, 1777 Sixth St.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation matched his DNA to the victim's medical exam after she reported her assault on Jan. 22.

The woman told police that Fenn asked her on a date after they met Jan. 20 at a downtown bar. She said he picked her up at about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 21 and drove her to his house, where he proceeded to kiss her, force her to perform oral sex and penetrated her, according to the affidavit.

She told police that when he drove her home at about 3:30 a.m. Jan 22, she told him she didn't want to have sex and had wanted him to stop.

"Wayne told her what she was saying was really negative and he tries to focus on positive," the affidavit said. "He ended the conversation in the car with 'maybe we shouldn't do that again.'"


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The woman said that out of shame and embarrassment she invited him to sleep over, which he did, but nothing sexual occurred, according to the affidavit. She said she decided to report because she thought his roommate's child might be with him and she thought he might be a predator.

Fenn told police when they interviewed him in March that he had been faithful to his girlfriend, the woman's name "did not ring a bell" and that he had not been at the bar where they met in a while. Police confirmed he had been there the week before and the staff knew him well, according to the affidavit.

Boulder County court records show that Fenn pleaded guilty in 2009 to driving under the influence and possessing a controlled substance, pleaded guilty in 2014 to misdemeanor driving under restraint and has a pending March 2017 case for violating a protection order.

Amelia Arvesen: 303-684-5212, arvesena@times-call.com or twitter.com/ameliaarvesen