Joseph Baca busted for sex assault after 4/20 rally, but booze may have played a bigger part

Those critical of marijuana legalization in general and the annual 4/20 rally at Denver's Civic Center Park in particular may be tempted to use the cold-case bust of Joseph Baca as an example of weed's evil. After all, Baca is accused of sexually assaulting a fourteen-year-old at a post-smoke-out party.

However, a closer inspection of the arrest report suggests that alcohol may have been a bigger factor. Continue to see the document, plus photos and details about this terrible crime.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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