Colby James Messer, Victoria Man, Arrested In Denver

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VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man charged in what the U.S. District Attorney's office has called a brutal sexual assault has been released from custody in Denver, Colo.

Colby Messer has been charged with six counts of sexual assault after a 27-year-old woman alleged she was sexually assaulted at a Denver hotel last November.

The 30-year-old Vancouver Island man was arrested earlier this month in Las Vegas and was charged in Denver last week.

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Colby James Messer, 30, has been charged with six counts of sexual assault. (Photo: Denver District Attorney)

Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's office, says Messer was released from custody after posting a US$300,000 cash bond.

She says the conditions of his release include that he must surrender his passport, remain in Denver and wear a tracking device.

Court documents show three other Vancouver Island men are suspects in the case, and Kimbrough says an investigation is ongoing.

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