Rules against sex offenders living near schools or other places children congregate are generally popular. But a U.S. District Court judge has ruled that regulations put in place by the City of Englewood are so restrictive that they effectively ban such people from living in the community, and are t ... More >>
A new government report on the rate of sexual victimization in America's jails and prisons lists the Denver Women's Correctional Facility as having the highest rate of sexual assault and misconduct by staff of any lockup in the nation -- four times the national average, in fact. That figure is dism ... More >>
In August, we told you the very strange story of David Moe, a preschool teacher arrested on child-porn charges. At first, parents feared he might have molested kids under his supervision, or taken disturbing photos of them, especially when info surfaced about a "hugs journal" that appeared to be se ... More >>
Because Frederick Allen is a diabetic, he uses insulin on a regular basis. But while the substance is a life-saver for him, it led to horror for a CU-Boulder student. Allen has now been convicted of giving her the drug without her consent and raping her while she was incapacitated. We've got details ... More >>
Update: Earlier this month, we told you about the strange case of David Moe, a veteran teacher at Paddington School whose bust on child pornography charges was seemingly echoed by word that he kept an 800-page journal outlining his creepy fascination with very young children; see our original covera ... More >>
Last year a federal review panel heard some amazing excuses from corrections officials about why their jails and prisons have exceptionally high rates of sexual assault. One sheriff even claimed inmates were faking stories of rape in order to get cookies from researchers.
On Friday, minutes after Perrish Cox learned a jury found him not guilty of two sexual assault charges, he tweeted the following: "Harvey stienberg is the greatest lawyer on earth, hands down, there is no other better as i recall, all else is obselete!!" Cox is overstating his representation's prow ... More >>
Update by Michael Roberts: Many observers felt confident that former Denver Broncos defender Perrish Cox would be found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman last year. After all, DNA evidence showed that he had impregnated her. But moments ago, a jury acquitted Cox of the charges -- a ... More >>
Our most recent choice for Shmuck of the Week was Englewood teacher Alexandra McLean, who allegedly cozied up to a student in a car following a performance of Lend Me a Tenor. Shocking? Sure, but not all that surprising. The last year has included an unfair share of local reports involving sexual ... More >>
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has called for a government investigation into alleged abuse suffered by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender immigrants detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). "Here we have people who are at their most vulnerable -- many without access to any lega ... More >>
Charles Farrar.Charles Farrar is serving what amounts to a life sentence for sexual assault on a child -- even though his accuser, his stepdaughter Sacha, came forward months after the verdict and admitted to fabricating her elaborate story about years of sexual abuse. And that situation is ... More >>
Big pic below.The heat on convicted child molester Richard Carl Heeringa has been turned up. In April, he wound up in the number four slot on Denver's list of the top 25 most violent fugitives. Now, he's been added to the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most wanted list for the entire country. Why ... More >>
Big pic below.Talk about a nightmare scenario for the Aurora Police Department. Not only has one of their own, Sergeant Morgan Sellman, been busted for child pornography, but his most recent assignment has been as the DARE program coordinator. Fortunately, Sellman's DARE duties haven't includ ... More >>
Large photo below.As we all know, Criminal University doesn't require an IQ test or entrance exam, and that's lucky for Mark Scott Albaugh -- because he never would have been admitted otherwise. The alleged offense by Albaugh, a registered sex offender, displays a lack of smarts, not to ment ... More >>
Larger photo below.In June, we told you about Christopher Hanson, a Greeley gang member suspected of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman -- and then trying to hire someone to kill her. Last night, a Weld County jury found him guilty on six counts for crimes dating back to December of ... More >>
Ken Buck.Abortion is seldom a major debating point in campaigns these days -- not because it's deemed an unimportant issue, but because most people already have made up their minds on the subject. It's an interesting twist, then, that the Campaign for a Strong Colorado, which opposes Republi ... More >>
Bill Ritter just says no.Senator Joyce Foster's last minute amendment to House Bill 10-364, which allowed sex offenders to choose among three treatment options, stirred plenty o' controversy, owing largely to her subsequent admission that the action was inspired by her brother-in-law, Julian ... More >>
It's time to expand the discussion of the bill that would continue this state's Sex Offender Management Board beyond state senator Joyce Foster -- who certainly should have revealed that the prime motivator behind her amendment of the measure was her own brother-in-law, a convicted sex offend ... More >>
Even as legislators were spinning their last-second vote that will let sex offenders choose their own treatment, and also removed the words "no known cure" when describing their crimes, Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane was chastising a clearly not-cured child-porn addict. Two years ago, ... More >>
Linda Trabucco's a little old for a ninth grader, doncha think?Unexpectedly spicy release from the First Judicial District Attorney's Office about Linda Trabucco, 44, a former teacher who was sentenced today to sex offender probation of five years to live and five years in community correctio ... More >>
Daniel Evaristo-Hernandez-Ramos (click to enlarge photo).Last week, we passed along the Aurora Police Department's invitation to roll over on Daniel Evaristo-Hernandez-Ramos, an accused child molester. No luck finding the suspect thus far, but the APD has located a much better photo, seen her ... More >>
Daniel Evaristo-Hernandez-Ramos.We've been taught from an early age not to squeal on people. Doing so is seen as such a negative that the action's been given a number of entirely perjorative names: "rat," "fink" and so on. But given the crimes for which twenty-year-old Daniel Evaristo-Hernand ... More >>
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Taking a Leak
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The state had an opportunity to lock up rapist and career criminal Jack Ainsworth for good. Now it's too late.
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