Sex crime convictions encompass very serious and trying consequences. A convicted sex offender carries the burden of a social stigma, sex offender registration and a very lengthy prison sentence. Furthermore, a felony sex crime conviction can mean four years to life in prison.
A convoluted case involving Colorado has gotten some national press attention. A man wanted in an alleged kidnapping of a woman now presumed to be dead was given permission by a judge to leave Colorado, where he's facing drug charges about 300 miles west of Colorado Springs, in Grand Junction.
A local story made national headlines the other day after police said a nine-year-old girl reported to Colorado Springs police that she'd been abducted.
An hour-long A&E network broadcast of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" on Jan. 11 featured a three-day trip by Duane "Dog" Chapman to an area about 300 miles west of Colorado Springs, in Mesa County, in the summer of 2011 to arrest a fugitive on charges related to drug offenses.
A number of people in Teller County are facing a variety of criminal charges, according to an online report from the Courier View.
Over a recent seven-year period, more than 500 people were arrested and jailed in Colorado due to mistakes by law enforcement officials, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
A former police sergeant is today in District Court in Colorado Springs as a jury trial on possession of child pornography charges gets underway.
A Colorado Springs program called G-Life helps youths emerge from the juvenile justice system, and the success of the program in Colorado Springs has helped lead to a similar program in Pueblo.
Two Colorado people are in custody on accusations of credit card theft. The pair are charged with taking items from a murder-suicide scene.