La Plata County man charged in sex assault

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 44-year-old La Plata County man last week on charges of sexual assault and domestic violence. He was booked Tuesday into La Plata County Detention Center.

Vance Lee Valencia allegedly assaulted an adult female victim at a home west of Hesperus early Tuesday morning, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The assault resulted in multiple injuries.

Valencia, who has a criminal history of domestic violence, was being held on a $250,000 bond, the release said.

Anyone who has information related to this case is asked to call Investigator Jim Hendricks at 382-7018.