Daniel Meynet
Daniel Meynet (Boulder County Sheriff's Office)

A University of Colorado student is facing a sexual assault charge after a woman said he raped her in a downtown Boulder parking garage in March.

Daniel Ryan Mott Meynet, 24, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault — use of force on Monday.

According to an arrest affidavit, a woman was at the Walrus Saloon in downtown Boulder at 1:45 a.m. March 4 when her group of friends met Meynet and his group of friends outside the bar.

The woman said she had not previously met Meynet.

The two groups decided to go to a nearby apartment, and the woman said she and Meynet fell behind and were kissing and flirting. When the woman and Meynet's other friends reached the apartment, the woman told them she would be inside soon.

At that point, the woman told police Meynet dragged her into a parking garage and tried to force her to perform oral sex.

The woman told police she told Meynet to stop, but said he then raped her. While he was assaulting her, the woman's phone rang, prompting Meynet to stop and run, according to the affidavit.

The woman was able to get to her friend's apartment, and went to the hospital the next day for a sexual assault examination.

The woman said she was "buzzed" but not extremely intoxicated, and remembered that Meynet appeared to be intoxicated and "not totally with it."

Using social media, the woman and her friend were able to identify one of the people in Meynet's group and from there identified Meynet as the suspect.


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Police obtained a warrant for Meynet's DNA, and, on March 21, he went to the police station with an attorney and gave a DNA sample. The DNA results have not yet come in, according to the affidavit.

Meynet did not make a statement to police at the time.

He does not have a criminal history, according to the affidavit.

According to bond records and CU's online database, Meynet is a student at the university.

Meynet appeared at the Boulder County Jail on Tuesday for his first court appearance and had his bond set at $10,000.

He is now set for a filing of charges on Thursday.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars