Greeley man pleads guilty to kidnapping in connection with 1984 rape case

Inocencio Trevino pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree kidnapping in connection with a sexual assault he committed 33 years ago.

A little more than 33 years after a Greeley man raped a 19-year-old woman in an alleyway off 8th Avenue, his family wept as he was led out of the courtroom in handcuffs.

Courtesy photoInocencio Trevino pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree kidnapping in connection with a sexual assault he committed 33 years ago.

Inocencio Trevino, 49, on Monday pleaded guilty to second-degree kidnapping in connection with the July 31, 1984, rape of Cheryl Webster, who gave The Tribune permission to publish her name. He faces up to 16 years in prison.

He and Rusty Barnhart, 57, were charged with kidnapping in connection with the crime. Barnhart in July was sentenced to 24 years in prison after a jury convicted him.

Police collected a rape kit from Webster within hours of the assault, which occurred in the 1600 block of 8th Avenue as she made her way home from work at a diner. They stored that kit for almost 30 years but made little progress on the case.

In 2013, Colorado state legislators passed a law requiring police departments to send all stored rape kits to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation for DNA testing. The 1984 kit was among them, and testing showed Trevino and Barnhart were matches.

By then, the statute of limitations on sexual assault had expired, meaning the Weld District Attorney’s Office could not charge the men with rape even though police believed they were guilty of that crime. Instead, the two men were charged with kidnapping.

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