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Hearing continued for former Social Services employee

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Carla Roloff

A court appearance for a former Moffat County Social Services employee accused of distributing drugs from a government office was continued last week in Moffat County District.

Carla Roloff, who had worked for Social Services since 1996, is charged with two counts of distribution of a schedule 2 controlled substance, a Class 3 felony.

The All Crimes Enforcement Team, an area task force, arrested her in June at her Dinosaur residence. Authorities alleged Roloff sold methamphetamine while at work in the Social Services' office in Dinosaur.

She is scheduled to next appear in court for a plea hearing at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4, according to court records.

Jeremy Snow, a deputy district attorney for the 14th Judicial District, said a plea agreement has been offered to Roloff, but there has been no formal acceptance.

Because the case is ongoing, Snow said he could not comment on terms of the deal offered.

A conviction for a Class 3 felony is four to 16 years in prison, however, terms of any plea agreement could potentially alter sentencing.

Authorities reported that Roloff's arrest stemmed from undercover purchases, one of which allegedly occurred at the Social Services' office in Dinosaur, while she was on duty.

In other court news:

• Four days have been set aside for a jury trial next month in District Court.

James Barry is charged with kidnapping, robbery, felony menacing, extortion and assault, all felonies.

He has pleaded not guilty.

His jury trial is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 16, according to records.

• A 25-year-old Craig man - charged with varying sexual-related offenses - is scheduled for a jury trial beginning Jan. 2, 2009, in District Court.

The man, whose name is being withheld in accordance with newspaper policies on alleged sex offenses, is charged with three counts of aggravated incest and sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust, all Class 3 felonies.

He has pleaded not guilty.

His trial will be delayed briefly after it begins Jan. 2, and it is scheduled to resume Jan. 5 and conclude Jan. 7.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 875-1791, or jroberts@craigdailypress.com.

Comments

David Carrick 5 years, 4 months ago

You wrote: "The man, whose name is being withheld in accordance with newspaper policies on alleged sex offenses, is charged with three counts of aggravated incest and sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust."

My question: When did this new policy take effect?

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lonelyone 5 years, 4 months ago

Your right Granny, I think it's been a long standing policy of the paper not to print any names involved. Maybe at one time they did tho and that is why DL questioned the statemen??

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David Carrick 5 years, 4 months ago

Exactly, as in January 4, 8, 9 and 11, 2007...the name John Graler ring a bell?

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lonelyone 5 years, 4 months ago

a bit, but they didn't mention the victoms name, right? or did they?? I see your point tho and am not sure if something happened from that to make them decide not to post either name or what?

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bjacobson 5 years, 4 months ago

The long-standing policy of the Craig Daily Press is to not identify either victims or suspects in sex-related crimes. It is common journalistic practice to not identify victims of such crimes, and we think that should be the case for both victims and suspects in such cases. We will consider exceptions in certain cases. Such a case could be one involving a public official.

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lonelyone 5 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Bryce. I figured you didn't do either, but then DL had a point about Mr. Graler. Glad you took the time to clear it up.

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grannyrett 5 years, 4 months ago

I think that because many sexual assualts are against family members, it protects the victim. That may be why Mr. Graler was named and others aren't.

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