Sometime people are arrested for crimes that could result in the end of their career. A teacher in Colorado is facing accusations of sex assault of a child by a person in a position of trust. According to reports, police believe that the man had contact with more than one student.
When people hear about the sex offender registry, they frequently believe that people can only be put on the sex offender list as adults for convictions of the most violent sex crimes. In fact, there are a wide range of crimes that can result in a person being put on this list.
A man was scheduled to be in court for his verdict in a sexual assault case, but according to reports the man never showed up. He was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. These charges were very serious, and the conviction would have resulted in the man serving time in prison.
The legal community around the country has been closely watching a case in another state. The case involved an alleged murder, in which the prosecution wanted to used bite marks found on the victim to try to convict the man accused of committing the crime. Many were hoping to see the judge rule against allowing such evidence because of a history of unreliable conclusions using bite-mark forensics.
A man was arrested this week after police accused him of sexual assault at a University of Colorado campus. According to reports, police say the man knew the reported victim and have text messages between the two that confirm the potential unlawful incident.
Criminal investigation shows, like the "CSI" series, have remained wildly popular over the past several prime time television seasons. A lot of our readers in Colorado may even be a fan of one series or another. While it works for dramatic purposes, a single drop of motor oil or minute piece of purple thread does not conclusively prove guilt.
A woman from out of state was recently arrested in Denver on child pornography charges. The woman was reportedly facing 1,000 counts of child pornography related charges in another state, and it isn't clear how she ended up in Denver, where she was arrested this month.
The U.S. Supreme Court this week found that police can collect DNA samples from people that they arrest. They can also hold that DNA sample and submit it to databases, which might then be used to link a person to other alleged crimes from the past or in the future. The court said that this practice is a modern-day version of fingerprinting.
A sexual misconduct case against an Air Force Academy cadet in Colorado was recently dismissed. The commandant overseeing the court-martial proceeding stated that there simply was not enough evidence to pursue the matter.
A 71-year old Colorado man facing six charges of sexual assault was released after all counts were dismissed. The Loveland man was accused of having impregnated a teenage girl on nine separate occasions over the years. However, as his attorney explained in court, what was alleged was "not medically possible." Apparently the man had received a vasectomy in the 1970s.