COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Springs Postmaster Stevenson Begay was placed on non-duty status following sexual assault allegations.
According to court documents Begay was arrested and taken to the Denver Downtown Detention Center earlier this week. He was arrested on charges of sexual assault and Denver Jail records no longer list Begay as being held.
Jason Boxrud a spokesman for the United States Postal Service confirmed with News5 that Begay was indeed the acting postmaster of Colorado Springs.
"Since the matter is a criminal investigation, we are unable to comment on any specifics. However, we can state he has been placed in a non-duty status pending the outcome of the investigation," said Boxrud in an email.
In a recently acquired Denver Police Affidavit News5 has learned from the heavily redacted affidavit that an unnamed victim was uncomfortable after they insisted Begay leave their room after having drinks.
It was at this point that the victim said Begay began to remove his shirt making the victim uncomfortable. It was at this point the victim asked for two coworkers to come and get them.
After coworkers attempted to check on the victim Begay shut the door and would not let them enter or the victim leave. The front desk staff eventually opened the door and the victim's coworkers got the individual out of the room.
Stevenson Begay was arrested later that evening by a Denver Police officer on charges
of alleged sexual assault.
There are very few details at this time regarding the allegations and investigation. News5 will continue to follow this story and update the information as we learn more.
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