Man convicted of sex offenses

26-year-old faces 4 years to life in prison


A 26-year-old Craig man will be sentenced May 8 after being convicted of multiple sex-related offenses Tuesday in Moffat County District Court.

After an eight-day trial that began Feb. 25, a jury convicted the man of all charges - three counts of aggravated incest and a count of sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust, all Class 3 felonies.

The victim was his stepson, who was 4 years old at the time of the assaults.

The newspaper is withholding the name of the man convicted to protect the victim's identity.

According to the criminal complaint, the assaults occurred between June 2005 and August 2005.

The District Attorney's Office presented testimony of eight witnesses and three expert witnesses during the trial.

The trial was originally scheduled to end Feb. 27. However, delays pushed the trial into Tuesday, before the jury handed down its verdict about 6 p.m.

The convictions, prosecutors said in a news release, "are the result of an investigation that spanned a period of over two years and included several members of the Craig Police Department and the (District Attorney's Office) investigator."

After the conviction, Judge Shelley Hill revoked the convicted man's bond and the Moffat County Sheriff's Office took him into custody.

The Moffat County Probation Department is preparing a pre-sentencing report on the defendant. He has no previous convictions in Moffat County, according to court records.

His sentencing is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 8 in District Court.

Because of the nature of the offenses, the defendant will be subject to an indeterminate sentence, meaning he could be sentenced to anything from four years to life in the Department of Corrections, prosecutors said.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 875-1791, or


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