Sexual assault

Ar 170519816
Ar 170519816

Event planned to support victims of sexual violence

An event organized by Animas High School student Ellis McNichol, “Healing from Rape and Sexual Assault: A Day of Unity, Healing and Empowerment,” will be held Monday, May 15, at the Smiley...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170519884
Ar 170519884

Man suspected of photographing up woman’s skirt in Durango

Police are searching for a man suspected of using his cellphone to take video or photographs up the skirt of a woman last week at Walmart in Durango. The incident occurred Saturday, said Bryan...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170509848
Ar 170509848

Edmundo Cuahutle-Solis of La Plata County gets six years for attempted sex assault on child

A La Plata County man was sentenced this week to six years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted sexual assault of a child. It was the maximum penalty allowed under terms of a plea agreement...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ar 170329719
Ar 170329719

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

Ar 170309838
Ar 170309838

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

Ar 170219603
Ar 170219603

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

Ar 170219686
Ar 170219686

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

Ar 170219765
Ar 170219765

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

Ar 170219943
Ar 170219943

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

Ar 170129948
Ar 170129948

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

Ar 170109890
Ar 170109890

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

Ar 161219564
Ar 161219564

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