Sexual assault

Prosecutors request new sex assault trial in Durango

Prosecutors said Friday they plan to retry a Durango man suspected of sexual assault after jurors failed last month to reach a unanimous decision. Devin Bond, 22, appeared Friday in District Court...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault case declared mistrial

A 12-person jury could not reach a unanimous decision this week in a sexual assault trial, the latest twist in a gang rape case that also resulted in an overturned conviction. Six men and six women...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conviction overturned in gang rape case

A judge ordered the release of a Durango man from a six-year prison sentence this week after the alleged victim testified in the trial of a co-defendant that the sexual contact between her and the...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit says La Plata County government ignored sexual harassment

La Plata County faces a lawsuit that claims county staff for years ignored a former employee’s complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Megan Graham, spokeswoman for La...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC students bring awareness to indigenous missing and abused women

Each earring on the “Sing our Rivers Red” exhibit represents a local missing or abused indigenous woman and aims to bring awareness about Native American and gender-based violence in the United...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mayor: Albuquerque has cleared half its rape kit backlog

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Albuquerque police have made inroads into clearing the city’s rape kit backlog, with forensic investigators this year submitting roughly half – or nearly 2,900 total – of those...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mercy Regional Medical Center to devote more time to sexual assault services

Mercy Regional Medical Center will expand staff hours dedicated to victims of sexual assault thanks to a state grant it will receive in January. Mercy will receive $75,000 from the grant, allowing...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Office of Civil Rights to investigate father’s complaint against Durango School District 9-R

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has announced it is opening an investigation against Durango School District 9-R after a father of a student filed a complaint that 9-R did...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI reaches out to Deborah Ramirez, Brett Kavanaugh’s Colo. accuser

WASHINGTON – The FBI has begun contacting people as part of an additional background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, including a second woman who alleges that the Supreme Court nominee...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man sentenced to six years for sexual assault

A La Plata County man who sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint was sentenced Friday to six years in prison. Anthony “Izzy” Fitts, 19, was facing six to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for sexual assault

James Zink, one of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint Oct. 14, 2017, was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for second-degree assault. He was also sentenced to 10...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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