Chester Sudlow – Repeat Sex Offender Busted by DNA

A man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in 2007 has been sentenced to 15 more years in prison after investigators used DNA to link him to a similar assault four years earlier.

Chester Sudlow, 55, pleaded guilty to the Oct. 25, 2003, sexual assault as part of an agreement with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office. He was charged in the case nine months ago, after his DNA was entered into a federal database because of the 2007 conviction.

In the 2003 case, a 20-year-old woman said she got lost after leaving a party on University Hill and asked a man for help near Ninth Street and Aurora Avenue. The man sexually assaulted her and threatened to kill her, Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said.

Police took DNA samples during their investigation and entered them into the Combined DNA Index System, but no match was made at the time. Although tips that came in were investigated, no one mentioned Sudlow as a suspect, Huntley said.

Then, on Jan. 27, 2007, Sudlow inappropriately touched a woman whom he followed from the Wild Oats store at 1651 Broadway. He took a plea deal in that case, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for burglary and attempted sexual assault.

Sudlow submitted a DNA sample when he was transferred to the Department of Corrections.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Published in: on December 19, 2008 at 8:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

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