Man arrested in Las Vegas for 2013 Austin sex assault

Curtis Duane Talley

LAS VEGAS (KXAN) — A man charged with trying to sexually assault a woman in South Austin in 2013 is now behind bars. Curtis Dwayne Talley, 57, was arrested earlier this week by US Marshals in Las Vegas.

The alleged assault happened Oct. 3, 2013, on the railroad tracks behind the Peter Pan Miniature Golf Course along Barton Springs Road. Police found the woman wearing only jeans and a bra. She also had a bloody nose and lip and scratches down her back, court documents said. The woman was initially confused about what had happened and told police she didn’t know how she ended up on the tracks.

During an interview with police on Oct. 15, the woman said she had been out drinking with friends and intended to take a cab home around midnight after leaving Little Woodrow’s on Sixth Street. She didn’t remember getting into a cab though and said she woke up in a tent without her clothes on. As she pulled her pants up, a man kept yelling at her to “get them pants off,” the affidavit said.

When she tried to run, the man pulled her back into the tent and hit her in the face, the document says. The second time she tried to flee, the man dragged her back into the tent and grabbed her neck and threatened to kill her, according to the affidavit. Finally, on the third try, the woman was able to escape and call a friend.

On Nov. 13, 2014, Austin officers were told that semen had been detected on the woman’s jeans and that the DNA linked back to Talley.

Talley’s criminal history dates back to 1975 and he previously served time in Texas and California.

Clark is in Las Vegas’ Clark County Detention Center waiting to be transferred back to Travis County. Bond was set at $75,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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