Man accused of rape at New Year's Eve party

Steve Garrison
Tyler Kadlec

FARMINGTON — A 20-year-old Farmington man has been accused of raping a woman at a New Year's Eve party in Flora Vista.

Tyler Kadlec was charged Jan. 4 in Aztec Magistrate Court with criminal sexual penetration, a second-degree felony.

He was released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $5,000 bond, according to court records.

Kadlec's attorney, Arlon Stoker, said he was in the preliminary stages of investigating the allegations.

"There is a lot going on," Stoker said. "We are interviewing a lot of witnesses, and it does not seem to be adding up at all."

Deputies from the San Juan County Sheriff's Office were dispatched Jan. 1 to the Farmington office of the Sexual Assault Services of Northwest New Mexico after receiving reports of an alleged rape, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

A woman told detectives she was at a Flora Vista home the night prior for a New Year's Eve party, the affidavit states. She said she was drinking heavily at the party and passed out in a bedroom shortly after midnight, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit states she said she woke up naked and found Kadlec, who she had briefly kissed at midnight, sexually penetrating her.

The woman told detectives she began to cry, but passed out again, according to the affidavit.

Detectives contacted the man who hosted the party. He told detectives he put the woman, who was heavily intoxicated, in his bed shortly after midnight. He said the next time he checked on her, she was in bed with Kadlec and they were both nude.

The homeowner said he asked the woman if she was OK, but she did not respond, the affidavit states.

The affidavit states detectives found what appeared to be blood on the bed sheets. Sexual assault nurse examiners found a large cut on the woman's genitals, according to the affidavit.

Detectives contacted Kadlec using the woman's Facebook account, and, pretending to be the alleged victim, asked why Kadlec had sex with her without her consent.

"I'm seriously really sorry, I'm not the type of person that would do that so I really don't know why any of that happened," Kadlec allegedly told the detectives, according to the complaint.

Kadlec is set to appear at a preliminary examination hearing Jan. 21.

Steve Garrison covers crime and courts for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4644.