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Geoffrey Douglas Morris

A Boulder man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had a protection order against him had his trial pushed back to the summer.

Geoffrey Morris, 46, pleaded not guilty in September to sexual assault, attempting to influence a public servant, menacing, tampering with physical evidence and violation of a protection order.

He was set for trial April 11, but that trial date was canceled.

Morris is now set for a five-day trial starting Aug. 22, according to court records.

He remains out of custody on a $1,000 cash bond.

According to an arrest report, a woman called police Sept. 9, 2019, and said Morris had sexually assaulted her at his home in Boulder the night before.

The woman said she had come over to his place and was in Morris’ bed when he tried to penetrate her with his hand, injuring her. The woman said she scratched Morris’ back and then went into a bathroom.

She was taken to UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont for a sexual assault examination and treatment.

Police found Morris in a nearby parking lot, but he denied seeing the woman. However, when confronted with information the woman had about the layout of his home, Morris admitted he had “lied” earlier and said the woman had in fact been in his home.

Morris told police that after dinner the woman went to his bed to sleep. He said when he went in his bedroom he believed the woman “communicated with her body language and possibly statements” that she wanted to have sex.

Morris said he touched her genitals but said it was consensual.

Police found scratches on Morris’ back that appeared to be from fingernails, though Morris said it was from a utility box.

According to the affidavit, both Morris and the woman knew there was a protection order in place due to a previous domestic violence case between the two.