McDaniel pleads not guilty in two cases

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Xavier McDaniel, 21, of Littleton pleaded not guilty to six felony charges, including attempted sexual assault and first-degree burglary, during his arraignment on Aug. 8.

McDaniel is accused of entering an apartment on April 4, 2013, where he viciously attacked and attempted to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl who was home alone at the time.

It is alleged that McDaniel entered the apartment and ordered the girl to take off her shirt. When the victim refused, McDaniel pulled out a small kitchen knife. The victim fought her attacker several times, including kicking and biting him on the finger. The victim sustained many injuries during the attack, including multiple abrasions, a subdural hematoma in her brain and a chipped tooth. McDaniel was picked up by police the following day when they matched his vehicle to a description the victim gave to police. The victim later identified McDaniel in a line up. McDaniel is currently awaiting trial on unrelated charges in Douglas County for unlawful sexual contact and harassment on a female in her 20s, stemming from an incident that occurred three months prior to his arrest in Jeffco. McDaniel was out on bond from Douglas County when he was arrested for attacking the 15-year-old in Jeffco. The trial in Douglas County is scheduled to begin Nov. 26.

During his arraignment McDaniel’s attorney argued for a reduction of bond; currently set at $1 million. The district court judge Lily Oeffler denied the bond modification based on several factors, including the allegations against McDaniel in two counties, supposed “rape fantasy” porn found on his phone, and his alleged research of information regarding the chemical chloroform.

Based on the high bail amount and the comments of his defense attorney, McDaniel will likely stay in custody until the trial scheduled to begin 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10 in Jeffco.

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