Kirk Alan Richardson, sex offender wanted for new assault: Police warn not to be fooled by his Jesus and hearts tattoos

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 offender who Aurora Police suspect of having sexually assaulted a woman at knife-point last week -- and he very well may be armed with a gun as well.

The APD has put out an all-points bulletin for Richardson. Look below to get the details of his alleged crime and possible destinations.

Police Seek Information on Whereabouts of Man Wanted for Assault

Aurora, Colo. -- Sex Crimes Unit detectives are seeking the public's assistance with locating a man wanted for sexually assaulting a woman last Sunday evening.

On April 4, 2010, an adult female was sexually assaulted inside a residence near the intersection of 6th Avenue and Dawson Street. During the course of ensuing investigation, detectives determined the woman, who is known to the suspect, had been threatened with a knife during the assault. After the attack, the suspect fled and has yet to be captured.

The suspect has been identified by detectives as 56-year-old Kirk Alan Richardson of Aurora. He has ties to the Denver Metro area, the Colorado Springs area, California, Utah and Illinois. An arrest warrant was obtained for Richardson. His bond has been set at $250,000.

Richardson is a registered sex offender in Aurora. He is described as a white male, 6'0" tall, 240 lbs with gray eyes. He has tattoos of Jesus on left forearm and hearts on right forearm. He was previously convicted of sexual assault in California. Richardson is considered armed and dangerous and may be in possession of a firearm. A photo of Richardson has been sent along with this news release.

Anyone with information as to Richardson's whereabouts is asked to contact the Aurora Police Department at (303) 627-3100.

You can remain anonymous and earn up to $2,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). You can also send an anonymous text message to Crime Stoppers at 274637 (CRIMES), add title DMCS followed by your information.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
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.
Contact: Michael Roberts