1 arrested, 2 sought in ‘urgent medical assist' sex assault in Colorado Springs

Posted at 4:02 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 18:05:58-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Police in Colorado Springs are looking for two men wanted on felony charges related to a sex assault back in December. A Third suspect has been arrested.

Police say the three men were involved in the brutal sex assault of an adult woman at a Colorado Springs home in the early-morning hours of December 8. A child was injured during the incident.

Police were called to the home in the 3000 block of West Colorado Avenue on an “urgent medical assist” around 4 a.m. The two victims were treated for their injuries at a local hospital.

Additional details surrounding the incident have yet to be released. However, Colorado Springs Police identified the suspects Monday after a months-long investigation.

Manuel Jose Menendez, Jr., 28, and Jeramie Marrero, 35, are currently wanted on felony charges of sexual assault, kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Joel Rodriguez, 33, was arrested back in June on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Menendez Jr. is believed to be in the Colorado Springs or Fountain area. Marrero’s location is unknown. However, he has ties to Colorado Springs and Florida.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or who knows the location of Menendez Jr. or Marrero, is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.