Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

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


News Release

October 19, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director,, 720-913-9025

Denver DA Files Sexual Assault Charges Against John Pastor-Mendoza

Other Victims Asked to Come Forward

DENVER— Denver District Attorney Beth McCann today announced that prosecutors with her office have filed 41 felony counts against 41-year-old John Pastor-Mendoza alleging that he kidnapped, sexually assaulted or attempted to sexually assault ten women between September 16, 2018, and July 9, 2022.

Pastor-Mendoza allegedly responded as the driver when the women used a ride-sharing app to request a ride. Prosecutors claim that he would either sexually assault his female victims in his vehicle or take them to his home and assault them there. On July 21, 2022, Denver police received a CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) match from evidence collected from three victims linking Pastor-Mendoza to the alleged sexual assaults.

Denver police officials ask that anyone with information or who thinks they may have also been assaulted by Pastor-Mendoza to please call 720-913-2000.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred on:

September 16, 2018 – The Matchbox, 2625 Larimer Street
December 29 – 30, 2018 – Beta Nightclub, 1909 Blake Street
March 9, 2019 – LoDo area
March 17, 2019 – LoDo’s Bar and Grill, 1946 Market Street
July 27, 2019 – Neon Baby, 1942 Market Street
August 15, 2021 – The Irish Rover Pub, 54 South Broadway
September 23, 2021- Speer Boulevard & 13th Street
March 4, 2022 – Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut Street
May 13 – 14, 2022 – Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut Street
July 8 – 9, 2022 – Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut Street

Pastor-Mendoza is charged with ten counts of kidnapping his victim to commit a sexual offense (F2), eight counts of sexual assault (F3), four counts of sexual assault (F4), six counts of attempted sexual assault (F4), twelve counts of attempted sexual assault (F5) and one count of robbery (F4). This is case number 22CR4656 and Pastor-Mendoza’s next scheduled court appearance is November 4, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 3G.


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