A 53-year-old Longmont woman accused of drugging and raping a male friend did not appear at a scheduled court hearing Monday because she was hospitalized last week with blood clots in her lungs, according to a defense attorney.
Janice Lynette McCarl, who faces a felony charge of sexual assault, remains in Longmont United Hospital, her lawyer said.
A preliminary hearing â during which a judge determines whether sufficient evidence exists to proceed with the case â was rescheduled for April 23.
McCarl is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a 50-year-old male friend Nov. 9 at his Longmont house, where he was having a barbecue. The man has told police that he passed out after consuming some drinks that he believes were drugged.
About a half-hour later, the man said, he awoke with a painful sensation and remembers the woman’s hands were on him, according to police. The next morning, the man told detectives that he awoke to find the woman sleeping next to him with her shirt covered in blood and lotion, and a bottle of Lubriderm on a nearby table.