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More Charges Filed Against Sexual Assault Suspect Aidan Atkinson
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BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – Aidan Atkinson, the former starting quarterback at Fairview High School, is facing additional charges in connection with previous allegations of sexual assault. The teenager appeared in court in November 2019 on those charges. Aidan Atkinson (credit: CBS) Atkinson is facing multiple felony charges after a months-long investigation. Investigators would not confirm […]

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A Colorado statute limits many Boy Scout abuse victims from filing sexual abuse claims. A new lawsuit seeks to change that.
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Growing up in north Florida, Rick relished the camping, fishing and hiking the Boy Scouts could offer. He particularly adored his assistant scout master, a human encyclopedia who seemed to know everything about wilderness survival. The scout leader took Rick to the movies and out to lunch during the summer. But one night in 1992, […]

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As sexual assault reports rise, Colorado organizations struggle to meet survivors’ needs
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In the wake of the #MeToo movement, community based sexual assault and rape crisis programs across Colorado are struggling to meet the needs of survivors. Daily Camera Janine D’Anniballe, executive director of Moving to End Sexual Assault, said limited funding means the agency has been unable to expand beyond its five full-time employees. She is […]

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Man found guility of 2018 kidnapping and attempted sexual assault of Littleton woman
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A man who tried to sexually assault a woman after dragging her from a Littletontrail with a cord in 2018 was convicted of kidnapping by a jury. Johnny Dewayne Harris Jr., 49, also was found guilty of three counts of attempted sexual assault, one count of first-degree assault and one count of unlawful sexual contact, […]

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Air Force Academy cadet found not guilty of sexual assault
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Glenn Asakawa, The Denver Post file In this 2004 file photo, cadets file past the chapel at the United States Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs, the most recognizable landmark on the campus. AIR FORCE ACADEMY — A third-year cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy has been found not guilty of sexual assault. […]

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New Mexico man’s child sexual assault arrests stir anger
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TAOS — A man arrested in three cases involving alleged sexual assaults on children and who was released twice now may remain in jail until his trial after an outcry over how authorities have handled his cases. Raymond Hernandez, 29, of Questa, N.M., is scheduled to appear Wednesday before a state district judge for a […]

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Judge throws out charges against Cherry Creek School District employees accused of failing to report a student’s sexual assault
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Concluding the statute of limitations had expired, a judge dismissed the criminal cases against two Cherry Creek School District employees who had been indicted on charges of failing to report the sexual assault of a student at Aurora’s Prairie Middle School. Arapahoe District Court Senior Judge Stephen Schapanski’s decision, which overruled the trial court, found that […]

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Shutdown puts funding at risk for Colorado domestic violence and sexual assault organizations
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Julie Rojas estimates she and the 11 other nurses at St. Anthony Hospital trained to perform sexual-assault examinations completed more than 500 of the intense procedures in 2018. The Lakewood hospital has seen an increase in the number of exams done each year and has relied on federal funding under the Violence Against Women Act […]

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Fort Collins massage therapist arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact
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A Fort Collins massage therapist was arrested on suspicion of four counts of unlawful sexual contact, Fort Collins police said Wednesday in a news release. Mark Struckmeyer, 33, worked at Spavia in Fort Collins and also ran an independent massage therapy business out of his home. He was terminated in October following sexual misconduct allegations. […]

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As feds unveil new policy, Colorado universities say they already offer equal protection in sexual misconduct cases
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New rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Education on Friday would change how sexual assault investigations are handled on college campuses nationwide, adding protections for students accused of sexual misconduct while narrowing what kinds of cases schools would be required to investigate. But officials at the University of Colorado system and the University of […]

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Grand Junction man facing sexual abuse charges was mistakenly released from jail after error in bond process
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Aaron “Jason” Dotson, a man once-found guilty of sexual assault of a minor, was released last year from jail following a mistake in the bond process for his re-trial. Dotson was found guilty in 2012 on several counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust as part of a […]

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Man facing Littleton sexual assault allegations charged with threatening and assaulting two Denver women
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A 48-year-old homeless man already facing kidnapping and sexual assault charges after allegedly attacking a woman on a popular Littleton trail has been charged with accosting two women in Denver with a knife, assaulting them and attempting to sexually assault one of them. via Denver7 Johnny Dewayne Harris Johnny Dewayne Harris has been charged with two […]

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Boulder DA hopes to stem on-the-job sexual assault and harassment with workplace sexual misconduct task force
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Cliff Grassmick, Daily Camera Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said that in the wake of the #MeToo movement, he is hoping a dedicated task force will help to create safer work environments. The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is creating a workplace sexual misconduct task force to try and reduce on-the-job sexual assault and […]

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Colorado-based Air Force colonel faces sexual assault charges in October trial
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE — A U.S. Air Force colonel based in Colorado has been charged with sexual assault. The Gazette reported Wednesday that Jason Costello faces a military trial in October on charges of assaulting or groping women on three occasions beginning in 2012. He is also accused of hitting a woman in the […]

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