As you know, marijuana laws in Colorado are very different from those maintained by the U.S. government. Recreational pot possession and distribution is allowed here under a myriad of circumstances, while the feds continue to consider it very illegal -- and if they find cannabis during the course of ... More >>
The arrest of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski on charges of sexual assault in Virginia has drawn condemnation from officials as high-ranking as President Barack Obama, and no wonder. After all, he was the Air Force's chief of sexual-assault prevention. Krusinski is also a graduate of the Air F ... More >>
Colorado's tough sex offender laws are supposed to keep predators under tight supervision. But a series of lawsuits claim that the system is violating even minor offenders' rights to free speech and association, prohibiting contact with family members -- and, in one particularly bizarre case, telli ... More >>
Earlier this month, we told you about a reported sexual assault of a man in Capitol Hill by two still-unknown male assailants. Afterward, a reader argued that the case had gotten so much attention because the victim was male, whereas incidents of women being raped in Capitol Hill happen frequently ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about Jesse Evans, an alleged child pornographer -- and unfortunately, he's got plenty of apparent peers. The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children website assembles photos and descriptions of accused creepazoids from across the state -- most of them white men, with only a ... More >>
As we all know, possessing child pornography is a serious crime. But actually making videos that fall into this vile category takes the offense to an even higher level. A variety of federal and local agencies are currently teaching this lesson to one Jesse Evans.
Last week, we shared details about sex-assault accusations against three Air Force Academy cadets -- Stephan Claxton, Kyle Cressy and Robert Evenson -- nine years after a scandal over similar crimes rocked the institution. An AFA rep stresses that the academy takes such incidents very seriously -- b ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by cops. Should the Scouts share the blame?
Big pic below.No doubt there are many fine youth pastors and church volunteers in Colorado Springs -- ones who aren't creepy molesters looking for a chance to diddle underage victims. But Charles Jenkins is the third person with such a job on his résumé to be either arrested or convicted fo ... More >>
Toni Fox.Local voters are likely to consider at least two 2012 ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use -- one from Legalize2012.com, another via a group featuring SAFER's Mason Tvert. And these two outfits have very different views judging by a Legalize2012.com re ... More >>
Philip Greaves.Philip Greaves couldn't be a worse poster boy for the free-speech movement. After all, the Pueblo resident's book, The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure, promotes child molestation via "non-injurious rules" -- an oxymoronic (and vile) concept if ever there was one. But do ... More >>
Big pic below.Herbert Dailey, a registered sex offender, might not have been busted for suspicion of a home-invasion sexual assault earlier this month if he'd been a better bike rider. According to the Fort Collins Police Department, Dailey was stopped by cops after a "bicycle violation," at ... More >>
Big pics below.There's something more than a little creepy about suspects barely beyond childhood accused of distributing child pornography. But that's what the Douglas County Sheriff's Office accuses Phillip Abernathy and Connor Greenwall of doing in separate cases. Below, see full size boo ... More >>
Large photo below.The ugly news that Denver Deputy Sheriff Mark Davis had been arrested for investigation of sexual assault on a child has gotten uglier. He's been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on a twelve-year old, with more counts promised today involving an eight-year old ... More >>
Marciene Sullivan.Authorities in Boulder have charged Marciene Sullivan, 52, with 23 separate counts in the child-abuse and child-pornography categories. Why both? Because not only did Sullivan allegedly upload child-porn images, but some of the shots were of a young girl known to him. Shudd ... More >>
Mark Matson.Fresh developments in two cases involving alleged child molesters from religious backgrounds with a past in Colorado. This week, a judge declined to toss a lawsuit against Father Mark Matson, who's accused of molesting a teenage boy at a Denver boarding school circa the '70s. And ... More >>
Jordan Sankel.Jordan Sankel is a doctor with South Denver Anesthesiologists, and the background spelled out in Sankel's bio is impressive. He's a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, did residencies at the University of Vermont and a hospital in Santa Barbara, and is a boar ... More >>
Murders, forgers, tax evaders. They're all scumbags to varying degrees, but none is as scummy as the sex offender. And while you'd never know if you had a multiple murderer living next to you, sex offenders have to register. A lot of them don't, which has a lot to do with the U.S. Marshall's ... More >>
Two weeks ago, after a nine-hour public hearing on House Bill 10-1364, industry experts thought they'd successfully stomped out an effort to remove the words "no known cure" when referring to sex offenders. Ninety percent of the people who work in the field agree that there's no cure for extreme sex ... More >>
Kirk Alan Richardson is allegedly up to his old tricks.Kirk Alan Richardson, 56, sports a couple of seemingly benign tattoos: Jesus on one forearm, hearts on the other. No skull-and-crossbones or slogan like "Kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out" for him. Yet he's also a convicted sex offe ... More >>
You might want to think twice before you click, missy.This week, legislators in Connecticut introduced a bill that would allow minors between ages thirteen and eighteen who are in a relationship and engage in sexting to be charged with a misdemeanor rather than a felony. This alteration would ... More >>
Steven Clark is allegedly able-bodied enough to do some very bad things.Activists rightly tout the ability of the disabled to do just about anything. But don't expect them to use Steven Clark as a poster boy. Clark, 33, who uses a wheelchair due to cerebral palsy, has been hit with several c ... More >>
Thaddeus Gonzalez has already been charged with three sex crimes.In less than an hour, Thaddeus Gonzalez is due in a Denver courtroom in relation to three sex-crime charges: two counts of sexual assault on a child and sexual assault -- ten year age difference. But the Denver District Attorne ... More >>
Mark Mathias may have watched "Taxi Driver" a few dozen times too many.Talk about burying the lead. A just-issued release from the Denver District Attorney's Office is entitled "Man Charged With Sexual Assault on a Child" -- and indeed, Mark Mathias, 48, has indeed been formally accused of th ... More >>
A Flickr photoTake a spin in our new sub-sub-sub-compact.Last December, Catholic-school teacher Balazs Toth drove to a West Colfax McDonalds in the hopes of doing nasty things with a youngster he'd lured there using the Internet. Instead, he hooked up with members of the Denver Police Departm ... More >>
From the week of September 1, 2005
For a convicted rapist, the truth may not set you free.
The Air Force has a bad case of subpoena envy.
Fighting the Chills
From the week of July 1, 2004
A casual fling can earn a lifetime label as a sex offender.
TO: President Bush
RE: Air Force Academy
The voice of experience speaks to CU.
Colorado is hot. Too hot.
Follow the Leader
Cops thought they'd busted the largest child-porn ring in Colorado history. But that's not how the case developed.
On the Prowl
Academy Gets a Pass
As America prepares to invade Iraq, female Air Force cadets wage their own battle.
From the week of December 19, 2002
From the week of December 12, 2002
A Denver therapist wants to lock up sexual predators -- forever. But patients say the treatment is just making them bitter.
In an era of hooking up, when does a date become rape?
The Web was a pedophile's paradise -- until Mike and Cassandra Harris logged on.
After her retarded daughter was sexually assaulted, a mother decided to teach DPS a lesson.
The race is on for Boulder County District Attorney.