Brents Hearing

By: AP
By: AP
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Six police detectives have already taken the stand in the preliminary hearing of a man charged with sexually assaulting at least eleven people during the last several months.

Thirty-five-year-old Brent J.-Brents is accused of sexually assaulting at least ten Denver-area women since October, and molesting an eight-year-old Aurora boy last fall.

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey (MOHR'-uh-see) charged Brents in February with 80 counts -- including 24 counts of sexual assault, 18 counts of "crime of violence," and one count of attempted first-degree murder.

Aurora officials charged Brents separately in the boy's case.

Testimony is scheduled to resume this afternoon at 1:30, after which a judge will determine on which counts Brents should stand trial.

Brents allegedly committed most of the assaults during a one-week crime spree. Police and sheriff's deputies arrested him February 18th in Glenwood Springs.

Officials said last week that the alleged victim who was found with Brents that night died of an accidental drug overdose on April Tenth -- her 28th birthday.

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