Vail rape suspect could face life in prison |

Vail rape suspect could face life in prison

Veronica Whitney

EAGLE – The man suspected of raping a woman at the Vail parking structure in March faces 13 criminal charges including three counts of sexual assault.If convicted of at least some of the charges, Jonathan Edward Schut, 25, of Eagle, could face life in prison, said District Attorney Mark Hurlbert.Schut is accused of raping a 29-year-old Denver woman in the Vail parking garage and attacking another girl in her Eagle home. In addition, he’s charged with possessing the drug Ecstasy.Prosecutors have filed three criminal cases against him dealing with rape, assault and drugs. Schut, who has been held under maximum security since Eagle police arrested him on April 18, again said Wednesday that he is innocent.

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