A teacher at a Greeley, Colorado, elementary school was arrested on charges of child sexual assault on May 6. The alleged victim is a former student of hers from another school in Greeley.
Colorado officials say that 18 kids were retrieved and nearly a dozen alleged pimps were taken into custody after an intensive investigation into area child sex trafficking. This endeavor was part of a national effort that led to the recovery of more than 160 children and the apprehension of 281 accused pimps nationwide. Two of the alleged Colorado offenders were arrested in Aurora. Both of those men, ages 19 and 20, are accused of sex crimes including pimping a child.
Perhaps more than any other, allegations related to sex crimes have a devastating impact to an individual's life. Often, those accused of crimes such as rape and sexual assault are automatically deemed guilty by society upon arrest. In cases where an individual is accused of a sex crime and subsequently arrested, he or she would be wise to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney.
A Colorado Springs businessman was recently arrested by police on suspicion of his possible involvement in soliciting customers for prostitutes and human trafficking. The 76-year-old man owns and operates a spa in Colorado Springs. His arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation by federal and local law enforcement officials.
A man has recently been arrested resulting after a series of apparent robberies in Boulder County. Colorado police took the man into custody after two gas stations were robbed on the same day. The man faces serious charges of robbery, and police continue to investigate the incidents.
The general public typically expects church leaders to adhere to a higher standard of morality than most. When a church official is accused of a sex crime, he or she may be judged even more harshly in the court of public opinion. Such an accusation has the power to seriously damage the accused's personal and professional life, even if there is no conviction. A Colorado youth pastor now faces this situation after being accused of sexually assaulting a church member from the time she was 15. Five leaders in the church have also been charged for not reporting the crime.