Sexual Assault on a Child allegations against a Broomfield, Colorado wrestling coach/teacher were proven as he was found guilty on 3 of the 4 alleged incidents of having sex with a minor. He was convicted of Colorado Sexual Assault on a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust, a class-4 felony. Additionally, because the sexual encounters occurred more than once, he was also convicted of Colorado Sexual Assault on a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust with a Pattern of Abuse, a class-3 felony. Sentencing for the case has yet to take place. C.R.S. 18-3-405.
The Broomfield County, Colorado, student came out with the accusations two years after they were alleged to have taken place. She was married by this time and came out because she thought her relationship with the Broomfield teacher was wrong. In this case, there was no physical evidence, no photographs, and no DNA. The Broomfield County teacher was ultimately found guilty because of texts sent to the student. He sent more than 8000 texts to the student over a two month period. Other students have since come forward with claims of receiving sexually explicit messages from the Broomfield, Colorado coach. With this type of crime, the Broomfield coach will likely receive an indeterminate sentence, which has a specified minimum prison sentence, but no maximum. In Colorado, indeterminate sentencing is unique to Sexual Assault cases, as the legislature is trying to give greater control to the parole board in the release of sex offenders they consider dangerous.
Evidence that Lasts Forever?
With electronic messages, evidence of a crime can be retrieved for years. With text messages, picture mail, internet chat rooms, and Facebook, messages sent and received are retrievable long past their deletion date. It is always important to be careful what communication you make over our modern day electronic media.
A Friend to Defend Your Innocence
If charged with a Colorado sex offense, you need a friend you can trust with your life. Come and meet with us for a free consultation and see if we are worthy of that trust. At the O’Malley Law Office, P.C., our Colorado criminal defense team has been defending the accused against extreme claims of Sexual Assault on a Child for over 40 years of combined experience. Many of these former clients remain our friends today. We practice all over Colorado, including: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson County.
If you or a loved one has been contacted by police regarding a Sexual Assault on a Child accusation, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact a full-time criminal defense lawyer who has successfully defended hundreds of clients. Call us today for a free consultation at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.