Man accused of sex assault on woman

Victim says he threatened deportation if she resisted

A Clifton man was ordered jailed Thursday on $100,000 bond following allegations he sexually assaulted a woman after threatening to deport her and take custody of her children, according to an arrest affidavit.

Justyn E. Tyme, 44, was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault, in addition to misdemeanor third-degree assault and false imprisonment, after Mesa County sheriff’s deputies were called to Tyme’s home in the 3200 block of White Avenue, the affidavit said.

The affidavit said the 29-year-old woman called 911 around 12:30 a.m. Sunday and said Tyme had allegedly hit her and forced her to have sex with him. Deputies observed injuries to the left side of her face, a missing section of hair and fresh scratches on her left arm.

Inside the home, Tyme told deputies he had fallen asleep on a couch when the woman woke him and said it was time for bed, where they had consensual sex, the affidavit said. Tyme said she went to take a shower, came out and started “freaking out,” screaming before she pushed and kicked him.

Tyme denied hitting her or pulling her hair, the affidavit said.

Two small children, who belong to the alleged victim, were observed by deputies asleep inside a bedroom at the home.

Interviewed with the assistance of an interpreter on Wednesday, the woman said she and Tyme had known each other a few months and he’d moved to the area last week after they met online.

The woman told investigators that Tyme became upset when he was unable to perform sexually, blamed her and threw his cell phone at her, which struck her head, the affidavit said.

She said Tyme later tried to force her to perform a sex act, threatening to “send her back to Mexico and he would be given custody of her children as they were from the United States,” if she didn’t, according to the affidavit. The woman, who explained she had a “half-legal” immigration status, alleged that Tyme repeated the threats more than once.

“When she told him she would do anything he wanted, he calmed down and left the bathroom,” the affidavit said.


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