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Sexual Assault Archives

Denver judge approves trial for airport rape case

Back in April, we included a post about a now high-profile criminal case stemming from an alleged incident at the Denver International Airport. A woman has accused a U.S. marine of sexual assault. According to her accusation, on Apr. 11, the sexual assault suspect attacked her at late at night at the airport.

Cox controversy continues surrounding his sex assault arrest affidavit

In a recent post, we wrote that there was a ruling out of Perrish Cox and his defense's favor when it comes to his Colorado sex assault case. Details about the case are limited - which is how the defense and prosecution have wanted it.

Denver Bronco's sex assault arrest affidavit to go public

About one month ago, we posted a piece about high-profile Denver Broncos player Perrish Cox. The NFL star faces two serious charges: sexual assault while the victim was physically helpless and sexual assault while the victim was incapable of determining the nature of the conduct.

States on deadline to comply with sex offender registry laws

It's a ticking clock for Colorado and various other states when it comes to getting funding for their jurisdictions' criminal justice needs. Specifically, the federal government is requiring states to comply with The Adam Walsh Act, a new set of regulations related to sex offenses such as child sexual abuse.

"Low-functioning" Colorado man sentenced for child sex assault

It sounds like a tragic story all around, not to mention an unfinished one. A 19-year-old was sentenced in Colorado court recently to eight years to life for having sex with a minor. He was convicted of the sex assault on a child charge in March and is also a reported suspect of the same victim's homicide.

Research links binge drinking to sexual assault cases

For many who wind up involved in a criminal case, the legal situation is a result of bad choices and mistakes made. Sometimes, knowing how to prevent a situation wherein mistakes often happen is the best defense from legal problems.

Denver Bronco pleads not guilty to sex assault charge

From the perspective of the public, it seems as though professional athletes wind up in legal trouble more often than the average person. It could be because they truly get in trouble, but it could also be that they are easy targets of people seeking to benefit from their downfall.

Teen accepts plea deal in Colorado daycare sex assault case

A daycare worker was recently arrested and charged with numerous offenses related to inappropriate interactions with children. The alleged sexual assault incidents purportedly took place at a Colorado church that offers childcare services to the surrounding community. The 19-year-old defendant in this case was an employee of the church daycare facility. The defendant pleaded guilty to two felony counts, first-degree assault and attempted sexual assault. Although he has not yet appeared for a sentencing hearing, it is expected that he will face 20 to 40 years in prison with at least ten years of supervised probation following his release. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.

Colorado coach could face life sentence for sex crime

According to sources, sentencing standards for sex crimes in Colorado were made harsher in the 1990's. In fact, it's possible that a convicted sex offender could be sentenced to life in prison for certain types of crimes. Some critics wonder if the relatively new sentencing standards sometimes mean excessive prison terms for certain offenders.

Alleged sex assault in Denver airport upsets community

Late Monday night, a woman reportedly missed her flight from the Denver International Airport. It was after that when the woman claims she was attacked by a man in the airport. She alleges that the suspect, a former Marine, raped her in an airport concourse while others around failed to help her as she expected.