Man sentenced to prison after 2018 kidnapping, beating, sexual assault in Douglas County

Posted at 10:13 AM, Jan 06, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — A convicted sex offender who kidnapped, beat and sexually assaulted a woman in Douglas County in 2018 has been sentenced to prison.

Paul Edgeworth Nader, 32, was sentenced to 48 years in prison after a plea agreement was reached on Sept. 23, 2020. He pleaded guilty to first-degree assault and aggravated robbery. The plea agreement also included two sentence enhancers for the crimes of violence.

He was sentenced on Jan. 4, 2021.

During the sentence, the victim said the man is "unfit to be in society and unable to participate in the world."

“Each sex assault case is worse than the prior," she continued. "I highly doubt the next victim will be as lucky as me."

She said she will continue to live her life and thrive, despite the kidnapping, beating and assault.

Nader's conviction and sentencing stems from a crime from Aug. 14, 2018.

Lone Tree police said that day, officers responded to a coffee shop off Willow Street around 6 a.m. to investigate a reported kidnapping. A witness told police that a man had forced a woman into her own vehicle and drove off with her. At 8:30 a.m., Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a gas station on Happy Canyon Road, where witnesses said they saw a man and woman get out of the vehicle and when the man wasn't looking, the woman mouthed "Call 911" to the witnesses.

One person who saw her do this called 911.

Based on the subsequent investigation, police discovered that the man, who was later identified as Nader, had a knife and had approached the woman in the coffee shop parking lot and physically and sexually assaulted her in the vehicle as they drove to the gas station.

Nader was arrested that same day.

Police also discovered Nader was a registered sex offender living in the Colorado Springs area. He had pleaded guilty in 2013 to sex assault on a child by a person in position of trust and sex exploitation of a child by possessing a video of more than 20 different items qualifying as sexually exploitative material. In addition, two women have protective orders against him.

According to an arrest affidavit, Nader told police the meeting with the woman in 2018 was “prearranged through a fetish app” on his phone and that the woman "wanted him to kidnap her at knifepoint." Authorities did not find any such app on his phone. The woman told police she'd never met him before, but he approached her in the coffee shop parking lot asking for directions before pulling a knife on her.