As reported originally in the Aspen Daily News on April 22nd, the Aspen Police released reports that an older man- Scott Wood from Houston- has been charged with a class 4 felony charge of sexual assault.
The incident in question stemmed out of allegations made by a woman who claimed that she blacked out and was then raped by Wood following a night of heavy drinking on April 3rd.
An Aspen Police affidavit that the Aspen Daily News quoted stated the the victim- who met Wood earlier in the day at Cloud Nine in Aspen and then met up with him later that evening around 10 pm at the Caribou Club “[told Officer Wheatley that while she and Wood were at the Caribou Club, Wood ordered another round of drinks quickly as they got close to finishing their drink. [She] stated that she felt pressured to continue to consume the drinks when they were brought to her,” the affidavit states. “[She] said that she felt encouraged to drink a lot more than she would usually drink because of this.”
Upon exiting the Caribou club at about 12:25 a.m., Wood and the victim then went to 7908 Aspen, where “she felt very intoxicated and that she ‘blacked out,’” the affidavit states.
Apparently Wood ordered two more drinks and tried to extend the night at 7908 by offering to pay the server to extend last call. After leaving 7908, Wood took the victim back to his hotel room, where she “ “recalled vomiting in the master bedroom due to excessive alcohol intoxication,” the police document according to the police statement. “She recalled that it was odd that Wood did not seem to care. [She] believed that there would be vomit stains in the carpet.”
Additionally, her bra and shirt were covered in vomit “as if she threw up down the front of herself,” it continues. “She was forced to walk home … with her bra and shirt in a bag and cover up with a sweater” later in the morning on April 3.
Even though she acknowledges gaps in her recollection that night (due to her state of intoxication), the victim was acutely aware of the fact that the ensuing sex she had with Wood was from from consensual. The affidavit further elaborates — specifically because of the way her clothes had been removed – that she needed medical attention in order to dislodge a tampon.
“‘Like I had a tampon in and if I am wanting to have sex, I would take the tampon out … that tampon was lodged so far into me that I had to go to a doctor today to get it removed,’” she told Aspen Police officer Kirk Wheatley. “‘So yeah, it definitely wasn’t consensual.’”