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Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested


A dangerous man is off the streets.

Police arrested 41-year-old Luther Hill late last night in Denver. He's suspected of sexual assault inside a Denver hospital hours after leaving the El Paso County jail.

Hill came in on July 28th for not making a court appearance related to menacing charges. In five days he made bail. That's when police think he went to Denver and earned the label of suspected predator only hours later.

Surveillance video from the hospital shows a man police call a predator. They think it's Luther Hill, who they arrested late Saturday night.

“I am relieved in a matter of three days this thing is closed,” said Donna Lynne, president of Kaiser Permanente of Colorado.

Lynne said she’s breathing easier for her patients and staff. Last Thursday, police believe Hill walked into a Kaiser Permanente hospital and sexually assaulted a woman inside a bathroom.
They think he went to another nearby and tried it again, before leaving the building and disappearing into Denver.

Security immediately was stepped up around the hospital, as additional guards passed out fliers about the assault. As tips came in, police found their man.

“He probably was in there trying to steal purses and drugs,” said his mother, Cynthia Lee, Sunday.

Lee is one of the people who saw his name in the news. She said her son has a drug problem and a bad past, but insisted he would never attack a woman.

“I don't believe he raped nobody. That's a bunch of lies,” she said.

But Hill's past troubles speak for themselves, and now police are adding sexual assault to the list.

Hill remains in custody in Denver.

No word on how, or if the recent arrest will affect the charges that put him in El Paso county jail in July.


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