Report: Vance Joseph was accused of sexual assault while working at CU

The allegations from 2003 were investigated by the state task force.

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John Elway announced that the Broncos have hired Vance Joseph as their new head coach. (Screen shot via Twitter)

John Elway announced that the Broncos have hired Vance Joseph as their new head coach. (Screen shot via Twitter)

New Broncos head coach Vance Joseph was accused of sexually assaulting two female trainers while he was an assistant coach at the University of Colorado in Boulder, the Daily Camera reports.

The allegations from 2003 were investigated by a state task force. A report summarizing a detective’s interview with the women says one of them told Boulder police she and her friend were “not the only women that VJ (Joseph) was getting in trouble for.”

One woman would not press charges and another would not talk to the police. Joseph was not arrested or charged.

One trainer did file a detailed report, though. As the Camera reports:

According to the police report, the woman said Joseph bought them drinks, and that they then went back to a house, where she said they continued to drink, and where they also smoked marijuana.

The woman told police that, at some point, she went to bed, but woke to find Joseph had entered the bedroom, taken off his clothes and gotten into bed with her while he was naked. She said he began “touching her all over with his hands and rubbed his body against her,” according to the police report.

When the Camera asked for comment, a representative for the Broncos repeated a statement the team released in response to separate sexual harassment allegations against Joseph that surfaced earlier this week:

“We were aware of the report, and like all candidates, we thoroughly reviewed Vance’s background as part of this process. This issue was resolved administratively nearly 15 years ago, and he’s moved forward from it.”

The representative did not respond when a reporter pointed out that this is a new allegation.

Head over to the Camera for much more on this from Sarah Kuta and Mitchell Byars.

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