Former Denver Bronco Perrish Cox is facing two counts of sexual assault (CRS 18-3-402) charges. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys defend against sexual charges like these in Colorado counties like Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas, Larimer and Weld. Mr. Cox is facing one count of sexual assault on a helpless victim and one count of sexual assault on a victim incapable of appraising her own condition. Prosecutors are saying that Cox knew that the woman did not realize what she was doing and that he knew she was physically helpless and did not consent to a sexual encounter. If Cox is convicted, he will face two years to life in prison because of Colorado's indeterminate sentencing for sex offenses including sexual assault or rape, Incest or Aggravated Incest (CRS 18-6-302 and 301), Indecent Exposure (CRS 18-7-302) and Sexual Exploitation of a Child (CRS 18-6-403).
Cox started out his weekend at a night club in downtown Denver. It ended with a woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by him. Cox did not help his case because he initially denied the sexual assault charges in recorded conversations with the police, but after DNA tests showed that this was not true, he had to change his story. Citizens should never talk with police about allegations against them. Cox did not use force on the woman, but there was alcohol involved and the woman says she does not remember anything that happened. Defense attorneys are arguing that the sex was consensual and that Cox was not aware that the woman was in a helpless state or incapable of knowing what was going on.
People may decide to go to bars to drink and have a good time, but they may not realize that if a sexual encounter were to happen they could face sexual assault charges. Having sexual interactions with someone who is intoxicated to the point where they do not realize the decisions they are making is illegal, but happens to many people. Do not take the chance of being accused of sexual assault from a “fun” night out.
Sexual assault while the victim is helpless or sexual assault while knowing the victim is incapable of appraising their conduct, is a class 4 felony and sex offense in Colorado. Conviction of a sex crime means indeterminate sentencing or probation, registration as a sex offender, and treatment under the harsh rules of the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). If you are facing sexual assault charges, be smart. Cox talked to the police, and put himself in a bad position. Learn from that mistake and remain silent. Call the experienced defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.