A Florissant pharmacist arrested last month on suspicion of sexual assault is accused of luring a woman from Indiana to his home with the promise of treating her health ailment and instead using drugs to sedate her during repeated sexual assaults.
Brent Stein, owner of Mountain Key Pharmacy in Florissant, was arrested June 21. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.
Court records show that Stein, 46, was already on probation after a 2019 conviction for a domestic violence incident in Douglas County.
Stein allegedly met the sexual assault victim on dating website eharmony.com and lured the woman to Florissant from Indiana, according to an arrest affidavit. Although many details are redacted in the affidavit, it said that Stein promised to cure the victim from a condition similar to what his late wife suffered.
"During the first night of the victim’s stay (in Stein’s home), the victim engaged in consensual kissing with the suspect … but told the suspect she did not want to have sex with him,” the affidavit said.
Stein gave medications to the woman before sexually assaulting her over several days, she told the authorities.
“Due to the severe side effects endured, the victim went to UCHealth emergency room at Pikes Peak Regional Hospital,” the affidavit said. “The victim had difficulty recalling the amount of times (she) was sexually assaulted while in the incapacitated state but estimates it to be at least seven times between June 6 and 10.”
Stein is due to appear at 9 a.m. July 6 in Teller County District Court, for a hearing at which he is set to be officially charged. According to the clerk’s office, there is no decision on whether the hearing will take place in-person or on Zoom.
No further details about the domestic violence conviction in Douglas County were available.
A Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies database shows that Stein’s pharmaceutical license remains active, due to expire in October 2021.
In May 2018, Stein received a letter of admonition from the regulatory agency after a technician under his supervision at a Holyoke pharmacy dispensed the wrong form of OxyContin to a customer.