Police arrested a student at the University of Colorado Boulder on suspicion of two counts of felony burglary and one count of misdemeanor theft. The man was a resident of the dorm that he was accused of breaking into.
Police say that they executed a search warrant for the man’s dorm room, which led to an interview with the man. A report says that the interview with the man led to his arrest. According to a report, the man may also be accused of a sex crime that may have been committed during break-ins at the dorm.
When someone is accused of a crime, police will often ask for help from the general public in gathering evidence or providing them with leads in a situation. In some cases, they might talk directly with a person that they believe has committed a crime.
Even if a person believes that they can effectively answer questions from police, they might want to speak with an attorney. Sometimes police will ask a person leading questions, trying to get them to admit guilt in some way, or provide police with incriminating information.
A person could admit to wrongdoing without actually knowing it. This might have been the reason the man was arrested in this case following an interview with police. People who are being accused of a crime, should understand that it is their right not to provide police with information that might lead to their incrimination. Being convicted of a sex crime while in college could lead to legal and academic consequences.
Source: CBS Denver, “CU Police Arrest Suspect in Dorm Burglary, Possible Sex Crime,” Dec. 10, 2013