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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (9NEWS) — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday that deputies arrested a 20-year-old man accused of being a "high-profile sexual predator" targeting women who were hiking.

Deputies responded around 6:25 p.m. Tuesday to the 27500 block of Stapleton Drive after receiving a call from a woman who was hiking in Stapleton Park near Beaver Brook Trail.


BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspected sexual predator wanted for targeting female hikers

 “I hate to say it, but I’m not altogether surprised,” Rachel Mahloch said. “I have a lot of runners who come to me for training. These things do happen on the trail.”


Rachel Mahloch is an innovative personal safety expert and self-protection coach devoted to helping women tap into their inner strength and providing them with the tools they need to feel secure in their lives. She believes that personal protection extends far beyond the study of traditional self-defense and stresses the importance of risk mitigation through planning and practice. 

Rachel's extensive and diverse experience spans nearly three decades in opera, martial arts, and hedge fund environments, with a particular focus on risk management and proactive prevention solutions. While she initially honed her skills in the vibrant backdrop of New York City, her journey originated from humble beginnings on an Iowa farm.
Rachel's Battle Woman® program empowers women by fostering confidence and resilience through proactive self-protection training. This unique approach emphasizes the importance of awareness, controlled breathing, and effective communication over traditional reactive defense skills. The program is designed to benefit both corporate and individual clients, offering a proven methodology to significantly enhance self-confidence and personal safety.

With an unbeatable fusion of strength and wit, Rachel serves as the ultimate source of inspiration for those who want to live a life that is free from fear.

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Voices from the Community

See how others are transforming their lives through self-protection and defense training. 

Jamie Taylor

This class is AWESOME!! You will learn some great self defense techniques that can be used in common real life scenarios. You'll also walk away feeling empowered, confident, and able to de-escalate situations and set boundaries to prevent them from happening. This class has it all!

Kelly Donovan

Rachel makes self-defense accessible and fun! We did 3 months of classes and it was such an empowering experience. Rachel did an amazing job teaching the building blocks then having us apply them in practical scenarios. The classes are also a great workout. I recommend her classes to any and all women!

Paola Barajas

Rachel’s class is exactly what I was looking for in self-defense, she teaches real life scenarios, what could happen, and what you should do. Rachel also teaches you how to find your voice to speak up in those scary situations and build confidence in yourself. Not to mention it’s an amazing work out each time, so you’re getting fit at the same time!

Everyone Is Affected By Violence.

Violent situations happen more often than you think. We can change these statistics by preventative practices and real-time defense skills and strategies to remain calm and controlled in the face of physical and mental harm.


One in three women globally, around 736 million, have been subjected to physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes, according to new analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO).


Campus Sexual Violence:
Women ages 18-24 are at an elevated risk of sexual violence.



1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (14.8% completed, 2.8% attempted). 


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Personal Safety For Women

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