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Denver Cop Convicted of Felony Sexual Assault (CRS 18-3-401) Without DNA Evidence

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jan 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Denver Cop has been found guilty of felony sexual assault / rape and kidnapping by a panel of jurors even though there was no DNA evidence to support the accuser's claim. DNA evidence is a key tool in proving and disproving sex crime cases such as Incest (CRS 18-6-302), Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404), and Sexual Assault on a Child (CRS 18-3-405). District Attorneys in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, and Adams County are grateful for the advances in technology that make DNA sampling an essential part of solving crimes.

There were discrepancies in the story the police officer told authorities after he was accused of rape. He was worried about getting into trouble for not following proper procedure when he transported a female in his police car to some back alleys where he said he intended to question her about her drug activities. The female accuser had an arrest warrant for her when she was picked up by the police officer. GPS shows that the woman's account of their whereabouts was correct. She stated that the reason for this was because the officer wanted to rape her, and then did.

This case is an antiquated version of the classic he said / she said battle. All the jury had was the word of an admitted prostitute against the word of a cop. They had to sift through the lies and credibility issues that both sides presented. But with technology as advanced as it is today, jurors don't have to operate by stories alone. DNA evidence has been a great tool in convicting sex offenders and exonerating those falsely accused in Douglas, Larimer, and Weld County. The lack of DNA evidence speaks volumes, and the fact that the jury still found the defendant guilty shows just how much society fears sex crimes.

If police contact you and try to question you about charges of felony Sexual Assault (CRS 18-3-402) or Rape, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and contact the experienced sex crime criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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