Thursday, August 18, 2005
A Steamboat Springs man was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail and eight years of intense probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a child younger than 14. However, he won't have to serve any more time in jail because he was given credit for time already served.
Edwin Eugene Perry, 37, pleaded guilty to the Class 5 felony in June. In exchange for his plea on that charge, prosecutors dropped additional charges of sexual assault on a child and criminal attempt of sexual assault on a child.
Judge Paul McLimans sentenced Perry to a 90-day jail sentence but gave him a 90-day credit for the time he already has served.
Perry will be placed under intense supervised probation for eight years and will be required to register as a sex offender. As a stipulation of his sentencing, McLimans told Perry he would not be allowed to be around any person younger than 18 without supervision. Perry also must pay more than $3,300 in court fees.
Perry was arrested in May on charges that he sexually assaulted a girl. Steamboat Springs police Detective Bob DelValle said the alleged assault and attempted assault happened more than a year ago.
Police began investigating the allegations after receiving a report in December from the Routt County Department of Human Services that the girl had been assaulted.
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