Sexual assault

Halfway house director has history of sexual harassment complaints

The director of Hilltop House, a community corrections center for adult offenders, has been accused of at least a half dozen incidents of sexually inappropriate behavior during the last 20 years...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man accused of sexual assault in Durango found dead

A Farmington man who was accused of sexually assaulting two children last month at the Durango Community Recreation Center has died by suicide, according to the Farmington Police Department.Fabine...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man arrested on suspicion of child sex assault

A Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting a child was advised of possible charges and penalties Friday in District Court in La Plata County. Rodney Keller, 52, is being held in La Plata...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warrant issued for man accused of inappropriately touching two girls

A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected of two counts of unlawful sexual assault on a child. Fabine Scott, 31, of Farmington is accused of touching two 10-year-old girls on the...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of sexual assault moves to Cortez

By Stephanie Alderton Journal Staff Writer Cortez Police Department released the name of a sexually violent predator who recently moved to the city of Cortez. On May 25, police started to advertise...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One of three sexual assault suspects pleads guilty

One of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October pleaded guilty Friday to one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted sexual assault. A second man...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New approach aids Native assault victims

A few years ago while trying to help a sexual assault victim in St. Paul, Alaska, Kristie Traver, 46, found herself in an awful position. The victim needed a forensic exam – all the intrusive,...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Three men suspected of sexually assaulting woman at gunpoint appear headed for plea agreement

All three suspects in a high-profile sexual assault case waived their right to a preliminary hearing Monday and appear to be in negotiations for a plea agreement. The terms of the plea agreement...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Harassment in Colorado government goes beyond statehouse

Nearly three of every thousand Colorado state government agency workers have filed a sexual harassment claim at work in the past five years, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found. Sexual...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hundreds gather for Durango’s #MeToo rally against sexual violence

Merkin Karr was 19 years old when she found herself in an abusive relationship, but for many years, she refused to believe she was a victim. “I thought that smart, strong women like me don’t have...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango #MeToo March and Rally speakers share text of their speeches

More than 300 people gathered in Buckley Park on Saturday morning as part of the first Durango #MeToo March and Rally to speak out against sexual assault. Retired Navy Capt. Gail Harris introduced...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual violence perpetrated most against Native Americans

The current national conversation about sexual assault is incomplete without discussing violence against Native American women. Often in Native communities, a mother will teach her child what to do...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News