Sexual assault

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Judge refuses to undo knife-wielding assailant’s guilty plea

A Durango man who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman at knifepoint but changed his mind about pleading guilty, won’t be given a do-over. Wayne Baty, 29, held back tears Friday after...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Judge denies bail reduction for Durango man suspected of sex assault on child

A district court judge on Friday denied a request to reduce bail for a 69-year-old Durango man suspected of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl. Frederick Blevins was arrested Feb. 9 and is being...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango man charged with sex assault on child

A 69-year-old Durango man suspected of touching a girl inappropriately was charged Friday with sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins is accused of touching the girl below the waist while she...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man who filmed ‘upskirt videos’ sentenced to three years in prison

A Utah man who strapped a cellphone to his foot to film videos under the skirts of women at City Market in Durango was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday. “This is a harsh sentence,”...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango joins One Billion Rising to celebrate survivors of sex assault

With red balloons bouncing, a group danced in Buckley Park Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about sexual assault. On each balloon, participants wrote what or who motivated them to come. Taylor...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango man arrested on suspicion of sex assault on child

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins, 69, is suspected of touching a girl inappropriately while she was being babysat, according to an arrest...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Two men charged with sex assault on teen

Two Durango men suspected of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl have been charged with sexual assault on a child. Miles Nakai, 22, and Louis Denver Smith, 23, were formally charged...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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2 Durango men arrested on suspicion of child sex assault

Two Durango men have been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child under the age of 15. Miles Nakai, 22, and Louis Denver Smith, 23, were each being held Tuesday at the La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man sentenced to maximum penalty for 2007 rape, homicide

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details that might be disturbing to readers. By Shane Benjamin Herald Staff Writer A Shiprock man who sexually assaulted a woman while she was too...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man pleads guilty to attempted sex assault on child

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty Friday in 6th Judicial District Court to attempted sexual assault of a child. Edmundo Cuahutle-Solis, 40, faces probation or up to six years in prison after...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Man pleads guilty to filming ‘upskirt videos’ in Durango

A Utah man who took videos under the skirts of women without their knowledge at south City Market in Durango has pleaded guilty to attempted invasion of privacy for sexual gratification. Verveen...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango man seeks to withdraw guilty plea in attempted sex assault

Through tears, a 29-year-old La Plata County man spoke Wednesday about true love, heartbreak and wrongful conviction after asking to withdraw his guilty plea for attempted sexual assault. Wayne...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news