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Durango man charged with child sex assault

A Durango man has been charged with sexual assault on a child about two weeks after a girl accused him of inviting her into his home and touching her without consent, according to law enforcement....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc man found guilty of sex assault charges

A Towaoc man was found guilty Thursday in federal court of two sex assault charges. Ute Mountain Ute tribal member Wambli Mills, 23, used physical force to sexually assault an intoxicated friend at...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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