Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

May 16, 2023 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Charges Stephen Matthews with Assaulting Ten Victims

DENVER—On March 22, 2023, Stephen Matthews (age 35) was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting and drugging a female victim and prosecutors with the Denver District Attorney’s Office charged him with three felony counts: sexual assault – victim helpless (F3), sexual assault – no consent (F4), and sexual assault – victim incapable appraising condition (F4). Matthews was arrested again on Monday morning, May 15, 2023.

On April 18, 2023, the Denver Police Department announced that investigators had received subsequent information indicating that there may have been other incidents involving Matthews and asked that anyone who believed that they may have been a victim of Stephen Matthews to call DPD’s Sex Crimes Unit. That request generated calls from the additional nine women.

As a result of new victims coming forward, prosecutors will dismiss the original criminal case against Matthews, 23CR1658, and file a new criminal case alleging 16 felony counts involving a total of 10 female victims. The new case combines the charges from the original case with new counts after nine additional women came forward.

Matthews is now charged with three counts of sexual assault – victim helpless (F3), one count of sexual assault – no consent, drugging (F3), two counts of sexual assault – overcome will, drugging (F3), three counts of sexual assault – victim incapable appraising condition, drugging (F3) and seven counts of second degree assault – drugging (F4). His new Denver District Court case number is 23CR02763.

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The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6.