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La Plata County man found guilty of sexual assault on a child

A La Plata County man has been found guilty of sexual assault on a child after a four-day trial this week in Durango. The man, who was a juvenile at the time of the assaults, exposed himself to a...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three men arrested on suspicion of sexual assault

Three men were being held Friday at the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of threatening a woman with a gun and then making her perform sexual acts. Devin “Ducky” Richard Bond, 21, Anthony “Izzy”...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stars react to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s ouster

LOS ANGELES – Reaction to the ouster of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein from the company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company, amid accusations of decades of sexual harassment: “The disgraceful news...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem ‘a bit late’

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis on Thursday acknowledged the Catholic Church was “a bit late” in realizing the damage done by priests who rape and molest children, and said that the decades-long...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango man gets probation for attempted sex assault on child

A 70-year-old Durango man was sentenced to six years probation Thursday for sexually assaulting a small child. Frederick Blevins, who has been in jail for 189 days, is expected to be released this...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man gets 90 days for attempted sex assault on child

A Durango man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, six years probation and must register as a sex offender. Louis Smith, 24, had sexual relations with...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man sentenced in attempted sex assault

A La Plata County man who pleaded guilty to burglary, menacing and attempted sexual assault was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. District Court Judge Jeffrey Wilson also sentenced Wayne...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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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