Brandon Johnson: Sex assault charge for getting into woman's bed, pretending to be boyfriend

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Sex-assault offenders are typically either known to their victims or are strangers to them. But seldom are they both at the same time -- which makes the circumstances of the crime for which nineteen-year-old Brandon William Johnson has been accused even weirder and more disturbing than it would be otherwise.

To whit: Johnson is said to have impersonated the boyfriend of a woman in order to assault her. Continue for the very odd details.

The story comes to us from the Fort Collins Coloradoan, which references an arrest affidavit filed in 8th Judicial District Court.

What happened? According to the document, a woman who lives out of state traveled to Fort Collins last month to visit her boyfriend -- and while she was in town, a house party took place at the west Fort Collins house where he lives.

During the bash, the woman downed four drinks. Then, at around 12:30 a.m., she headed to his room, curled up in his bed and went to sleep.

Some time after that, a guy climbed in with her. She asked if he was her boyfriend, and he answered "Yes."

Thus reassured, she went back to sleep, but not for long. She was startled back to consciousness when someone very much not her boyfriend was pulled off her.

Before long, suspicions turned toward Johnson, prompting the Fort Collins Police Department to go undercover -- although not in the manner Johnson allegedly did. A detective called him up and pretended to be the woman in question, and while the affidavit says he initially denied having attended the get-together, he later conceded that he'd come into her bedroom and acted like he was her BF -- including, in the Coloradoan's turn of phrase, "participating in some sex acts."

Johnson was subsequently charged with two counts of felony sexual assault by overcoming the victim's will. He's due in court next week, where he'll presumably be portraying himself in a lot of trouble.

Here's a larger look at his booking photo.

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Brandon Johnson.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Lakewood police arrest Eric Garcia for two sexual assault attempts in 20-minute period."

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blaisesully
blaisesully

i was in jail with this guy and he's claiming he was innocent and that the girl wanted him to go into the room with him. Once the boyfriend came in she completely changed the story. I dont know what to believe but sounds fishy. Either way his background isn't pretty. I hope he learns an important lesson to not be a "chester" anymore.

shilo_v
shilo_v

This guy has committed this assault within months of being released from jail for assaulting 8 other teenage girls (it was plead down to 4) and prior to that a girl under the age of 10. At 19 he has at least 10 victims and that is just those who came forward. We can't find him on the registered sex offender list maybe because he was "under age"? Please help us get this monster off the streets. He obviously has no intention of stopping and has violated restraining orders repeatedly! Please contact the Larimer County District Attorney Cliff Riedel:

Email- 8thdist-da@co.larimer.co.us

Phone- 970-498-7174

Thank you!

Connor Marvin
Connor Marvin

first off, this isn't a 'weird news story' this is rape, which should be taken seriously. Second, we have heard this one before, because the same exact story played out in California a couple months ago, where despite the fact that the girl told the man to stop after realizing he wasn't her boyfriend and him continuing, he was acquitted of all charges. way to go westword.

Colin Church
Colin Church

Absolutely, Damon, and a poorly written piece to boot.

Shannon Fender
Shannon Fender

Wait.... is this a "catfishing" situation? Johnson was pulled off of her but then the police called and impersonated her? Did she not know who her boyfriend was? I don't understand the turn of events that happened here...

Damon Metzner
Damon Metzner

This is an excellent demonstration of journalistic integrity here folks ~ It's pretty crazy how you're writing about this as if it's some kind of joke. Pretty sure attempted rape in any form isn't funny and having a media source portray it in this light is kind of offensive.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

"sexual assault by overcoming the victim's will"

... and if the victim has no will ?


Imagine if they applied that standard to Religion.


shilo_v
shilo_v

This monster attacked my family directly. His family menaced her while he was in jail & those activities only escalated after he got out of jail. His MO is to attack girls who are too drunk to fight back, most often he attacks them while they are asleep. Rape is not teenage lust, it's just rape.

AgendaBuster
AgendaBuster

 I agree with you. when everyone at the party pulled him off the women, why didn't they:

1. Beat the crap out of him

2. Turn him over to the cops on their way to the crime?

Something isn't adding up here. Are we sure the boyfriend didn't send his buddy into the room for some fun? Guys do these kind of things with girlfriends they want to ditch. If this a was a real rape, why didn't others hold on to their fellow party goer and wait for the cops?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@shilo_v  "His MO is to attack girls who are too drunk to fight back, most often he attacks them while they are asleep"

Sounds like Any College U$A.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@jaxxom87 "College students can be stupid and impulsive"

Yep --  Teenage Lust Run Wild.

jaxxom87
jaxxom87

@DonkeyHotay @shilo_v  

College students can be stupid and impulsive. This is not an excuse for assault of /any/ kind. It's not funny. It's not  something to explain away as 'boys being boys', it is assault. Especially considering his history of behavior.

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