Jury finds Loveland hiker, biker attacker guilty
May 5, 2011
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – A Loveland man accused of attacking female hikers and drivers has been convicted on 18 of 23 counts related to sexual assault, kidnapping, attempted rape and aggravated robbery.
The Coloradoan reported Thursday that after two days of deliberation, a jury found 40-year-old James Bondsteel guilty on charges that he attacked two female hikers and robbed women motorists from a motorcycle.
Authorities say Bondsteel allegedly threatened two women hiking northwest of Fort Collins with a knife in May 2009. He was also accused of demanding female drivers expose themselves while robbing them at gunpoint in Loveland and Poudre Canyon in March and May of 2009.
Bondsteel’s ex- wife testified in court that her husband confessed to the 2009 attacks.