Man accused of stealing underwear from CU Boulder residence halls pleads guilty

Posted at 8:25 AM, Jan 23, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. — The man accused of stealing underwear from University of Colorado Boulder residence halls in October 2018 has pleaded guilty to 25 charges against him.

On Wednesday, Nicholas Joseph Lorenzo pleaded guilty to 22 counts of burglary, one count of invasion of privacy, one count of theft and one count of sexual exploitation of a child.

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He was arrested in December 2018 at the Denver International Airport as he returned to Colorado.

At that time, the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department said they suspected that he had broken into the Aden, Brackett, Cockerell and Crosman residence halls on campus and stolen women's underwear from the laundry room. He was a registered sex offender at the time. Police also suspected that Lorenzo was involved in an incident in Broomfield on Nov. 23, 2018, where they say a man brushed up against a young girl and inappropriately touched her while she was shopping.

Lorenzo is scheduled to be sentenced on April 10.