Felony Sexual Assault accusations were brought against three Boulder restaurant workers leading to their arrests. A former coworker told police she was sexually assaulted in 2009, and her boss had ignored complaints of sexual harassment. The arrests were made two years after the alleged crimes took place. According to the Denver Post, the three workers were employed under false identities, further complicating their case.
All sides in a case of this nature have difficulty establishing the accuracy of allegations two years after they reportedly took place. Physical and DNA evidence typically deteriorates with the passage of time, and witness memories will often fade. This is one of the reasons our legislature establishes a statue of limitations on the prosecution of crimes. It is simply unfair to prosecute a matter when the defendant is prejudiced in finding evidence for his defense.
Persons charged with sex offenses of this type face the possibility of Indeterminate Sentencing. An indeterminate sentence requires the court to give the defendant a minimum sentence, but no upper limit. The upper limit is left open, with the maximum being the defendant’s natural life – or a lifetime sentence. This is unique to sex offenses in Colorado.
The suspects in this article face at least two felony charges: one for identity theft or forgery, another for Sexual Assault. With serious felony accusations like these, you or a loved one needs a lawyer who will take a personal interest in your case. Whether the accusations are something as serious as Rape or just inappropriate advances, we can help. At the O’Malley Law Office, P.C., we have been aggressively defending people charged with Sexual Assault for 18 years and can put that experience to work in your case. We’ve resolved hundreds of cases by dismissal, acquittal, or plea bargains for lesser sentences. Be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact us immediately at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.