January 30, 2013 2:08 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Boulder County jury has convicted a man of sexual assault after he was accused of using insulin to rape a woman. Frederick Allen, who is diabetic, told investigators he had sex with the victim, but he stopped when she started getting sick. He then offered... more »
July 31, 2012 11:23 AM
A Florida man who was paid $1.25 million for being wrongly convicted of rape has been charged with attempted murder. Alan Jerome Crotzer is accused of shooting into a car Sunday in Tallahassee.
Authorities say he wounded Antoine Davis in his arm and leg. Davis told police Crotzer threatened him... more »
May 7, 2012 1:00 AM
Imagine spending 17 years in prison for a crime you didn't commit; that's Robert Dewey's reality. He's now a free man thanks to DNA testing but he's reentering a world much different than the one he left, and his case is bringing another issue to light: the death penalty.
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May 2, 2012 9:45 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court says it won't overturn a district judge's reprieve for a Texas man convicted of killing a neighbor and stealing his motorcycle while on parole for rape. The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals means condemned inmate Anthony Bartee won't... more »
February 27, 2012 6:38 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - A hearing to determine whether the last of three Air Force Academy cadets charged with sexual misconduct will be court-martialed is scheduled to begin Monday. An Article 32 hearing, which is equivalent to a civilian grand jury proceeding, had been scheduled earlier for Robert... more »
November 18, 2011 12:45 AM
Tonight Colorado Springs police have identified a suspect in the brutal rape of a 12 year old girl last month. A DNA match reportedly connects him to the case, but he's not behind bars here, but in Louisiana. We've learned Leonard Palmer was already on the run when the crime... more »
November 17, 2011 7:52 PM
Colorado Springs Police say they have their man in a child sex assault case from back in October.
The 12 year old was walking to her school bus stop on east Brookside on October 25th when she was attacked.
Police say a prison escapee from Louisiana, Leonard Palmer,... more »
October 12, 2011 2:51 PM
DENVER (AP) - The trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox on sexual assault charges has been postponed until February.
The trial was originally scheduled to start Tuesday. The defense requested a delay but the reason wasn't immediately known. The delay until Feb. 27 was announced Wednesday.
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October 4, 2011 5:24 AM
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) - A judge may rule soon whether statements that former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox made while in a holding cell can be used in his sexual assault trial.
A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Castle Rock near Denver.
Cox is charged with sexual assault... more »
August 20, 2011 11:40 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - An off-duty New York City police officer accused of raping a teacher was being held on bail of $500,000 cash or $1 million bond after appearing in court Saturday.
Officer Michael Pena was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of first-degree rape, criminal sexual... more »
August 18, 2011 8:31 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado authorities are trying to educate hospitals how to respond to victims of sexual assault.
A 2008 law directs the state to reimburse hospitals for the cost of a rape test, regardless of whether a police report has been filed.
According to the Denver Post,... more »
July 29, 2011 7:14 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - An essay written by civil rights activist Rosa Parks is raising the question of whether she was nearly raped by a white neighbor.
A New York City auction house is trying to sell thousands of items that once belonged to Parks. One of the items is... more »
July 29, 2011 6:38 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - An essay written by Rosa Parks discloses how she was nearly raped as a young woman while working as a housekeeper for a white neighbor.
The civil rights activist wrote the document in her own hand many years after the incident.
The essay is... more »
April 18, 2011 7:45 PM
It's tough to tell where and when you could be the victim of a violent crime. But new data from the Colorado Springs Police Department given to News First 5 shows where violent crimes are happening in the city. "In a city this size you're always going to have hot... more »
April 13, 2011 3:14 PM
DENVER (AP) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at Denver International Airport.
Twenty-six-year-old Noel Alexander Bertrand of Portland, Ore., appeared in court Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault. Bail was set at $50,000. Bertrand didn't yet have an attorney. Investigators haven't released details.... more »
March 27, 2011 6:00 PM
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - The Libyan government says a woman who stormed into a Tripoli hotel Saturday to tell foreign reporters that government troops raped her is now with her family.
The government says four men were interrogated in the case, including the son of a high-ranking police officer.... more »
March 19, 2011 2:24 PM
DENVER (AP) - A man convicted of committing sexual abuse on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 16 years and eight months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release.
A federal judge sentenced 30-year-old Adam Frost of Ignacio on Thursday.
A jury convicted... more »
December 17, 2010 12:55 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of killing a woman 33 years ago in Colorado has been sentenced to life in prison. Fifty-two-year-old Marcello Maldonado Perez of Port Charlotte, Fla., was sentenced Thursday after a jury in Greeley convicted him of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault. Prosecutors... more »
December 16, 2010 6:06 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado jury convicted a Florida man of raping and killing a 22-year-old woman in 1977. The jury found Marcello Maldonado Perez guilty today of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault in the stabbing death of Mary Pierce.
Pierce was abducted from a Greeley convenience... more »
December 16, 2010 2:03 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A jury is deliberating the case of Florida man charged with raping and killing a 22-year-old woman in Colorado 33 years ago.
Marcello Maldonado Perez was arrested last year on a first-degree murder charge in the 1977 stabbing death of Mary Pierce. His trial began... more »
October 29, 2010 7:34 PM
The man suspected of being responsible for a string of rapes in as many as six states, was sentenced Friday in the original case against him.
Robert Bruce was sentenced in Pueblo to two and a half years in jail for watching a woman through her window in 2007.... more »
October 22, 2010 5:26 PM
A Pueblo man will stand trial for rape in an attack on a young woman in 2006. Police Officers believe Robert Bruce is responsible for a string of rapes in several states over a 19 year period.
Bruce is scheduled to stand trial in March of next year in... more »
September 25, 2010 12:47 AM
Friday night Dateline on NBC featured John Gardner, a convicted sex offender who was released from prison in California, only to rape and murder two teenagers. Gardner made an attempt on another young woman jogging in California, a Colorado Springs college student, but she was able to get away.
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September 13, 2010 7:47 PM
The Federal Bureau of Investigation says violent crime across the country has dropped for the third straight year. Murders are down 7%; robberies down 8%; assaults dipped 4%; and car thefts dropped a whopping 17%. Those numbers are in tune with crime statistics in Southern Colorado, which seem to show... more »
September 10, 2010 8:39 AM
Cal Coburn Brown was executed early Friday by lethal injection for the rape, torture and murder of a Seattle-area woman in 1991. It was Washington state's first execution since 2001 and the 78th in the state's history.
Prison officials say Brown, 52, died after a four-member team injected him... more »
August 23, 2010 8:25 AM
Attorneys for Grand Junction are denying claims of negligence by a woman who says she was raped by a police officer last year.
The woman filed suit alleging the Police Department should have fired officer Glenn Coyne earlier, after an unrelated allegation of sexual assault was made in 2008.... more »
August 5, 2010 2:38 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A jury has convicted a Kentucky woman of demanding millions of dollars from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino after the two had sex in a restaurant.
The jury delivered its verdict Thursday after deliberating more than five hours over two days. Karen Cunagin Sypher, 50,... more »
July 21, 2010 6:54 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - New York officials say an emergency medical technician with special access via a universal "fireman's key" sexually assaulted five women and girls since 2001.
A gunman forced a woman into a car Monday and raped her in Brooklyn. On July 11, an 11-year-old girl was... more »
July 12, 2010 10:43 AM
The Swiss government declared renowned film director Roman Polanski a free man on Monday after rejecting a U.S. request to extradite him on a charge of having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.
The Swiss mostly blamed U.S. authorities for failing to provide confidential testimony about Polanski's sentencing... more »
June 16, 2010 12:47 PM
The man suspected in New Mexico as the "Ether Man" rapist continues to face charges in Pueblo, where he was arrested originally on a peeping tom charge.
Robert Bruce was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Pueblo District Court in a sexual assault that came to light after... more »
June 9, 2010 11:13 AM
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has released more than 50 audio and video recordings from its investigation of suspended Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a college student during a late night of partying in the small Georgia town of Milledgeville on March 5.... more »
May 24, 2010 9:33 AM
The FBI says the violent crime rate in the United States is down for the third year in a row.
The decline last year amounted to 5.5 percent for violent crime and the rate for property crime was down 4.9 percent. The FBI collected the crime data from more... more »
May 7, 2010 8:18 AM
A Colorado inmate serving time on a drug conviction faces charges of sexually assaulting one woman and trying to assault another 16 years ago. Denver police and the district attorney said Thursday DNA evidence led them to 38-year-old Jody Smith.
Smith is accused of trying to grab a woman... more »
May 6, 2010 11:23 AM
Police say former NFL star Lawrence Taylor has been arrested in connection with a reported rape in the New York City suburbs.
Ramapo Detective Lt. Brad Weidel says the former New York Giants linebacker has not been formally charged. He says charges will be filed when the police investigation... more »
April 16, 2010 8:53 PM
Convicted sex offender John Gardner admits he tried to rape a Colorado Springs woman while she visited California late last year. At the same time, Gardner has also pleaded guilty to killing two teenage girls in San Diego.
County prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty in exchange... more »
March 16, 2010 9:07 AM
A 23 year-old woman was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to falsely accusing a Parker police officer of beating and raping her. Emily Petersen was also ordered Monday to complete 100 hours of public service and pay more than $6,000 for the costs of the investigation.... more »
March 8, 2010 10:11 AM
When 17-year-old Chelsea King went missing last month, Maurice Dubois had a sinking feeling that his 14-year-old daughter had fallen victim to the same killer.
Amber Dubois vanished walking to school on Feb. 13, 2009, about 10 miles from where Chelsea was last seen in running clothes at a... more »
December 30, 2009 11:27 AM
An inmate slated for release from a Colorado prison next week gave a DNA sample as a condition of his freedom. That DNA matched the suspect for a 2004 Colorado Springs murder.
"We were notified about that match and we did the work that will be needed to do... more »
December 10, 2009 8:31 AM
Roman Polanski's lawyers are expected to argue before an appellate court that his 32-year-old sex case should be decided by a lower court judge without Polanski present. At Thursday's hearing, a three-judge panel will hear from Polanski's California legal team and a member of the district attorney's office on whether... more »
November 30, 2009 11:42 AM
Suspected serial rapist Robert Howard Bruce was in court Monday on a charge of sexual assault in Pueblo in 2006. Bruce, wearing a yellow jail jumpsuit, was in court for his first appearance hearing in that case. Pueblo Police say Bruce may be linked to 21 rapes in six states.... more »
November 18, 2009 6:09 PM
Pueblo police say results from DNA testing show Robert Howard Bruce, also known as "Ether Man" has been linked to a rape in Pueblo. The sexual assault happened on Polk St. in 2006. Police say the victim was in her 20s. Bruce now faces a charge of sexual assault. He's... more »
November 18, 2009 5:02 PM
Pueblo police say the most dangerous date rape drug on the market, is something you can get your hands on at any bar: alcohol. "Statistically 70% of victims and 90% of suspects have alcohol in their system, when there is a sexual assault," said Shelli Vahlbusch, a detective with the... more »
November 12, 2009 8:44 AM
A jury that convicted a man of capital murder in the beating death of an Arkansas TV anchorwoman is now weighing whether to impose the death penalty. Jurors will meet again Thursday, a day after convicting Curtis Lavelle Vance of murder, rape and other charges. Jurors also could choose life... more »
November 5, 2009 3:59 PM
Authorities say a suspected serial rapist in Pueblo may now be linked to more attacks, in more states. Pueblo Police say they now believe Robert Howard Bruce may have raped 20 victims in California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. "He traveled extensively and I think they're going to... more »