Trial for accused serial rapist underway in Jefferson County

GOLDEN, Colo. — Testimony in the trial of a man suspected of being a serial rapist of teenage girls, began Wednesday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

23-year-old Zachery Myers of Evans, Colorado faces ten counts, including forcible sexual assault, kidnapping and stalking related to a November 2015 attack involving a 14-year-old girl.

Lakewood detectives say Myers dragged the victim into the woods off a walking trail, while she was walking her dog and forced her to perform oral sex on him.

The arrest affidavit states Myers had previously met the teen girl through the social media app KIK in September of 2015, telling the girl he was only 16 years old.

Detectives say Myers manipulated the teen into sending him nude selfies of her saying that if she refused, he would “kill himself” and kept stock photos on his phone “showing an arm that is cut up.”

In addition, detectives say Myers has a “photograph

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