University of Colorado student charged with sexual assault on campus

DENVER (KDVR) — A University of Colorado Boulder student is accused of sexually assaulting another student, causing serious injury.

According to the suspect’s affidavit, the victim said she met a man named Henry, later identified as 22-year-old Henry Torres Terhaar, on the dating app Tinder in December. The couple exchanged a few messages before meeting on December 9 and having a consensual intimate relationship.

On December 12, the victim said they went on another date where Terhaar acted different and cold. The victim then said they returned to their dorm room on campus to watch a movie in which the alleged assault occurred.

After the alleged assault, the two went to the toilet separately and when the victim returned to her room, Terhaar and his belongings were gone. The victim said she didn’t realize what was happening at first and texted Terhaar to ask where he had gone.

She said he texted her saying he didn’t like her attitude, at which point the victim said she realized “he did it out of anger,” the affidavit states. “This” is unclear whether this involves leaving the dorm or the alleged sexual assault.

The victim then blocked Terhaar and broke off all contact with him.

The victim went to a hospital the next day and a doctor determined she had suffered severe injuries to her neck and other injuries to her body, according to the affidavit. A doctor reportedly told investigators that the victim suffered serious bodily injury, significant risk of death, permanent disfigurement, and long-term loss or impairment of function of a body part or organ.

In February, the investigator assigned to the case contacted Terhaar, who confirmed that the couple had had sexual intercourse on December 12, but he said it was all consensual and that he had done nothing that he considered abnormal. According to the affidavit, Terhaar said he believed the victim blamed him because she was angry that he left because he didn’t like the way she treated him.

An arrest warrant was issued for Terhaar for the following crimes: sexual assault and first-degree assault, both felonies. FOX31 reached out to Terhaar’s attorney for comment on Tuesday and will update this story with any response.

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