April 18, 2012
John Holland Brothers Jr.
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The former Christian school teacher and pastor convicted of repeatedly molesting a boy was sentenced Friday at the Routt County Justice Center to 20 years to life.
The jury has been given the case and will begin deliberating Friday morning to decide the fate of John Brothers Jr.
A nervous young man testified in court Friday that when he was 11 or 12 years old, he was violently sexually assaulted by John Brothers Jr. eight different times.
After three long days of jury selection, a jury was finally seated late Thursday afternoon in the case against John Brothers Jr., a former teacher and pastor accused of molesting a boy.
The process of selecting a jury is going into a second day for a Routt County trial in which a former teacher and pastor is accused of sexually assaulting a boy.
Attorneys met with Judge Shelley Hill on Friday to discuss last minute details before a nine-day trial that is set to begin Tuesday.
The former Christian school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a boy has been set free because of a mistake made by the Routt County District Attorney's Office.
A nine-day trial has been set for the former Steamboat Springs Christian school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a boy eight times.
After a three-hour hearing Friday, Routt County Judge James Garrecht ruled that the case against the former teacher accused of sexually assaulting a boy should proceed to district court, where felony cases are heard.
A man has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault related to the May beating of another man in the City Market parking lot and has been sentenced to three years in prison.
A preliminary hearing has been postponed for former Steamboat Springs Christian school teacher John Brothers, who is accused of sexually assaulting a boy.
A preliminary hearing for the former Steamboat Springs Christian school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a boy has been rescheduled for 1:15 p.m. June 21.
A ruling this week by the Colorado Supreme Court will allow a case to move forward against former Steamboat Springs Christian school teacher John Brothers, who is accused of sexually assaulting a boy.
Last spring, the Routt County District Attorney’s Office filed a combined 32 misdemeanor charges and six felony charges against the men after a joint investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
John Holland Brothers Jr., the former teacher accused of sexually assaulting a Steamboat Springs child, remains in Routt County Jail awaiting a decision from the Colorado Supreme Court.
Prosecution and defense at odds over whether alleged victim should have to testify during the preliminary hearing. A ruling from the state Supreme Court might not come until July.
Court records show that former Heritage Christian School teacher John Brothers is suspected of sexually assaulting one child on eight occasions. The document also states that Brothers left Steamboat Springs in 2008 after being confronted “about inappropriate contacts with the child victim.”
The allegations against a former teacher of sexually assaulting at least one child have left the Heritage Christian School community shocked and saddened.
John Holland Brothers Jr., a former Steamboat private school teacher and pastor, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting one or more children in Routt County.