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Woman drugged and assaulted by Jay Bianchi at Denver’s So Many Roads Brewery in April, affidavit says



Woman drugged and assaulted by Jay Bianchi at Denver's So Many Roads Brewery in April, affidavit says

Allegations from a woman who said former jam band bar owner Jay Bianchi sexually assaulted her last month are similar to public accusations made by other victims in 2021, according to an arrest affidavit from Denver police.

Jay Bianchi (Courtesy of Denver Police)

Bianchi was arrested in April and charged with six felony counts of sexual assault and three misdemeanor counts of unlawful sexual contact for incidents in 2020 and 2024.

Bianchi faces two charges: assault – no consent, assault – victim incapacitated and assault – victim helpless.

Bianchi was first publicly accused of sexual assault in 2021, when two women alleged he drugged and assaulted them during and after a 2020 Halloween party at his bar, Sancho’s Broken Arrow, and at So Many Roads Brewery, both in Denver.

Both women described being served drinks they had not opened or made and quickly losing their memories at the Halloween party. A woman told police she woke up the next day without pants in the basement of Sancho’s Broken Arrow and could barely remember what happened the night before. The second woman, who left Sancho’s to go to work on So Many Roads the next morning, said Bianchi assaulted her in an office that day after she was relieved of her sound booth duties because she “couldn’t form coherent sentences ‘ and felt ‘as if time was passing more slowly.’

According to the affidavit, a third woman contacted Denver police on April 8 to report her assault.

The woman arrived at So Many Roads alone on April 7 at 8 p.m. to have a beer. After ordering her second drink, Bianchi sat down next to her at the bar and started talking to her, she told police.

Another bartender served her a third beer, and the woman had almost no other memories of the rest of the night until she woke up in her apartment at 7 a.m. the next day with pain in her hips and genitals.

The woman recalled flashes of Bianchi having intercourse with her in a dark room and feeling disoriented, scared and confused about how she got there, she told investigators.

She also recalled crying and struggling to walk out of the brewery when the bartender who served her a third beer called an Uber to take her home. The woman recalled being in a dark room with strange paintings on the wall, later identified as a museum at the brewery, but the bartender “kept telling her that nothing like that had happened.”

Surveillance footage from a business near So Many Roads and the woman’s apartment complex shows her being picked up and dropped off by an Uber driver.