The Vail Police Department was contacted in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jan. 22 by a victim reporting a sexual assault. The victim, from Fort Collins, reported that she had met a male earlier in the evening at a hotel property in Vail and invited him back to her condominium in Lionshead. The victim reported that the male sexually assaulted her but was interrupted by her roommates and chased from the condominium.
After conducting an investigation, Ian Michael Katz, 39, of Avon, was arrested and charged with sexual assault. Katz was transferred to the Eagle County Detention Facility. The Vail Police Department is continuing to investigate this crime. Anyone with information should contact the department at 970-479-2200.
Note: All individuals are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.