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Xavier McDaniel sentenced for brutal attack on teen girl while on bond for another sex case

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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More photos below.
During an attack on a fifteen-year-old Littleton girl, Xavier McDaniel allegedly told her, "Get ready to die."

Instead, she fought back, surviving the attack despite sustaining fearsome injuries. And now, McDaniel, 22, could spend the rest of his life in prison for a crime committed while he was out on bond for a sex crime against another woman.

Back in January 2013, McDaniel was reportedly busted on suspicion of sexual assault, unlawful contact and harassment.

The Castle Rock News-Press reveals that the victim was in her twenties. According to the First Judicial District DA's office, a jury found McDaniel guilty on one of these counts -- unlawful sexual contact -- this past January. But he was out on bond and working at Rubio's, a Highlands Ranch eatery popular with area high school students, when he came to law enforcement's attention again.

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The scene of the crime, from 7News coverage.
On April 4, the DA's office notes, a man attacked a teen girl at the Littleton apartment complex where she lived.

The teen is said to have been repeatedly punched in the face and head. As a result, she lost consciousness multiple times. But when the man tried to sexually assault her, she was able to bite his hand as he covered her mouth and get away, at which point he fled from the apartment.

The teen's injuries included a subdural hematoma, lacerations, bruising and a fractured tooth, the DA's office points out. But she was still able to make it to her apartment window, where she saw the man drive away in a1990s Jeep Cherokee. Her subsequent description of the ride and the attacker himself helped lead the cops to McDaniel -- and the discovery of his DNA in her apartment certainly didn't help his case.

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The door to the Littleton teen's apartment.
Neither did what the DA's office describes as "four violent, pornographic rape videos found on his cell phone when he was arrested" or apparent online research into the use of chloroform.

The defense argued that McDaniel was innocent of the crime, but the jury felt otherwise, convicting him in February of child abuse causing serious bodily injury, attempted sexual assault-serious bodily injury and attempted sexual assault-force.

At McDaniel's sentencing this week, prosecutors shared a statement from his victim, now sixteen. It read in part, "Everything is still fresh in my head. This monster took a piece of me I will never get back."

Afterward, a judge ordered McDaniels to prison for an indeterminate sentence of 24 years to life.

Here's a CBS4 report from shortly after McDaniel's arrest, followed by his complete mug shot.

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Xavier McDaniel.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive circa April 16: "Henry Ford arrest update: Charges against deputy include incest."

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17 comments
zandraiii
zandraiii

Why are rapists ever let out on a low enough bond to get back on the streets? Sexual predators can't be treated, enjoy hurting and terrorizing women, and get more violent with each attack until they start killing. Clearly he's a serial killer, and what the state should be doing is running his DNA against every unsolved rape in the state. It's a good thing that girl fought because had she just given in he very well may have killed her. Hopefully he gets treated on the inside the way he treated woman and children on the outside, for the rest of his life. He is never going to be safe to parole.

ObamaNazi
ObamaNazi

rape and skittles, that's the African way!

LeDonna Sherman
LeDonna Sherman

Never should of been bonded out. Wake the f... Up . The court system sucks.

mary_j_green
mary_j_green

Good Girl! If you are going to die, die fighting! She saved so many other girls!!! 

Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

About time this state makes an attempt to get tough on sex crimes.

Phil Knight
Phil Knight

Fuck jail! Drag him out back an put a bullet in his stupid face!

John Mccall
John Mccall

Sentenced to 24 years of daily showers with Jerry Sandusky.

Kelly Mershon
Kelly Mershon

Can we please stop hiring thugs and criminals on our sports teams? Wtf???

Brian Lauro
Brian Lauro

Put this animal away in General Population and let him fight his way through for the rest of his life. Guards, please look the other way....

steppesmusic
steppesmusic

What?  Somebody successfully defended themselves without a firearm?  Obviously, there must be some mistake.

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