Apr 13, 2011 3:14 PM by Greg Boyce

Man arrested for suspicion of rape at DIA

DENVER (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at Denver International Airport.

Twenty-six-year-old Noel Alexander Bertrand of Portland, Ore., appeared in court Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault. Bail was set at $50,000.  Bertrand didn't yet have an attorney.  Investigators haven't released details. Airport officials confirm there was an alleged assault there Tuesday.  A family member says the woman missed a connecting flight and had to spend the night at the airport.

The family member gave this account: A man started a conversation with the woman in a restaurant. She left, and the man followed and tried to kiss her. When she objected, the man threw her to the floor and assaulted her. The Associated Press isn't identifying the family member to protect the woman's identity.




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