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Rickey Servine, private probation worker, accused of violent sex assault on client

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Rickey Servine, Jr. has been charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment for "violently and aggressively" assaulting a female client of Rocky Mountain Offender Management Systems in Aurora, according to Officer Frank Fania, spokesman for the Aurora police. Servine, 35, worked for the company, known as RMOMS -- which provides private probation services for mostly first-time DUI offenders and was the subject of our recent cover story "Blow Back."

According to Fania, the female client was being supervised by RMOMS, though the police don't believe Servine was the victim's direct case manager. She met Servine on August 27, when she visited the RMOMS office in Aurora and he struck up a conversation with her. When she returned the next day to complete some unfinished business, Servine initiated another interaction and offered to walk her out.

In the stairwell, Servine "violently and aggressively assaulted her," Fania says. When the victim reported what happened to the Aurora police, Servine's name was familiar. Fania says the cops investigated him for a sexual assault in 2003, but he was never charged because the victim in that case stopped cooperating with the police.

"Because of that, we're thinking there may be more victims out there," Fania says.

9News is also reporting that Servine was tried for sexual assault in Georgia in 1999 but was found not guilty.

A search of local traffic court records turns up a Rickey Survine, Jr. who fits the description of Servine, suggesting he may spell his last name multiple ways. Facebook and MySpace pages for a Rickey Survine, Jr. of Aurora also appear to feature photos of the Servine in question.

The Aurora police are asking any other victims of Servine to come forward. Those with information are encouraged to call Detective John Wilton at (303) 739-6065.

Westword left a message for Dan Beeck, the owner of RMOMS, to ask if he has any comment. We'll update this blog post if and when we hear back.

Here's a larger version of Servine's mug shot.

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