Man accused of sexually assaulting child

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— Bond has been set at $1 million for a 67-year-old man who is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile girl on four occasions in 2012.

The man was extradited from outside Colorado and arrived at the Routt County Jail on Wednesday night.

The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has filed four Class 3 felony charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. He also is charged with two counts of sexual assault, a Class 4 felony. Public Defender Sheryl Uhlmann was representing the man in court Thursday.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today typically does not publish the names of people accused of sex crimes until they have been convicted.

The man is set to return to court at 1 p.m. Oct. 29.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

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Scott Wedel 1 year, 2 months ago

This paper has a rather bizarre policy of "not identifying" but providing all information for anyone whom cares to learn the person's name.

The policy might make some sense when saying someone is being investigated, but when the person has been arrested and charged then there are so many other public records that the paper is not protecting the accused privacy.

If the paper was concerned about the reputation of people accused of serious crimes then when someone is cleared of at least the serious charges then the paper would write an article stating why. the serious charges didn't stick.

For instance, how did someone go from being accused of a hate crime and a high profile article citing the allegations to even the judge questioning the leniency of the plea deal. But no follow up article on the giant holes in the case and why the DA was willing to drop the serious charges. And the person whose reputation was damaged in the original article never gets the followup article with his attorney stating why the charges were never justified.

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