Sex offender accused of groping child in Broomfield set for trial

Nicholas Lorenzo set for week-long trial on one count of sexual assault on a child

Nicholas James Lorenzo appears Friday in court at the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder. He pleaded not guilty to 22 counts of second-degree burglary, invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, theft and sexual exploitation of a child.

A previous sex offender accused of groping a child at Broomfield’s FlatIron Crossing mall last year is set for trial in 2020.

Nicholas Lorenzo, 34, pleaded not guilty to sexual assault on a child and is set for a weeklong trial starting March 2, according to court records.

Lorenzo also is scheduled for a motions hearing on Dec. 13 and a pretrial conference on Feb. 20 in Broomfield.

According to police, Lorenzo inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl while she was shopping at FlatIron Crossing on Nov. 23, 2018, unnecessarily brushing up against her and grabbing her rear.

Lorenzo also is scheduled for trial in Boulder in February after police say he stole women’s underwear from University of Colorado Boulder dorms.

According to police, Lorenzo broke into CU Boulder’s Aden, Brackett, Cockerell and Crosman residence hall laundry rooms in October 2018 and stole women’s underwear.

Police said Lorenzo also entered some female students’ rooms while they were sleeping and also videotaped one woman while she was showering.

Surveillance photos of the suspect led to Lorenzo being identified as a suspect and his subsequent arrest.

Lorenzo is a registered sex offender after pleading guilty to indecent exposure in 2010 for masturbating while working behind a Safeway meat counter in Louisville. He was sentenced to probation and community service in that case.

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