Craig man reaches plea agreement in child porn case

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A 39-year-old Craig man arrested in December 2011 in Moffat County on child pornography charges and again in March on suspicion of sexual assault on a child has reached a plea agreement with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office resolving both cases.

The suspect’s name is being withheld in accordance with newspaper policy not to release the identities of suspected sexual offenders unless convicted.

Prosecutor Han Ng said stemming from the December 2011 arrest the suspect pleaded guilty to possession of sexually exploitative material, a Class 3 felony, and possession of child pornography, a Class 4 felony, with a stipulated sentence of 12 years in prison.

In relation to the charges filed in March, Ng said the suspect pleaded guilty to solicitation to commit sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, a Class 4 felony, with a stipulated sentence of five years to life probation.

The suspect is scheduled for sentencing at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 7 in Moffat County District Court.

“I think that as a matter of law the sentences merge because of how he was charged,” Ng said. “But be that as it may, a Class 3 felony carries a maximum sentence of 12 years, and we’re stipulating to 12 years in (the Colorado Department of Corrections).”

The two sentences will run consecutively and Ng said after the prison term the suspect will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life regardless of his probation status.

Craig Police Commander Bill Leonard said the plea agreement closes one of the most difficult cases he’s seen as a member of the police department.

“This was probably the worst child pornography case we’ve ever handled,” Leonard said. “There were a lot of just horrific images, images that had an effect on the investigators involved with the case.”

In addition to the charges he faced in Moffat County, the suspect also was facing four charges of sexual assault on a child in Fremont County stemming from an investigation predating his December 2011 arrest.

Ng said those charges will be dismissed after the suspect is sentenced in Moffat County as part of the plea agreement’s disposition.

Officials from the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Fremont County were not available Friday for comment.

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Comments

Becky Plummer 2 years, 4 months ago

So he has pleaded guilty, so why is his name still being with held?

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Chelsie Genova 2 years, 4 months ago

because they are still human and may have family right now its for there protection so get over it

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lonelyone 2 years, 4 months ago

you sound a little testy cmommy? are you part of the family being protected? I understand why his name isn't being used in the paper, but really, it is only natural for people to wonder who it is. I also understand how hard this must be for his family to deal with. It's not going to be an easy time for them at all in the next few months or even years. I hope they are strong enough to handle it.

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wickedstepmother 2 years, 4 months ago

cmommy-after sentencing he is not human, he is pedophile.anywhere he goes, he will remain pedophile for the rest of his life to protect any children living near him,, so get over it..he deserves to rot in prison

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timberwolf 2 years, 4 months ago

Since he hasn't formally entered his plea in Court, only reached an agreement, his name is still being withheld. At any rate, the victims are most likely the ones being protected since this is such a small town everyone knows who's who and would be hard for a child to have to live with that being out there... however, I am sure once he is convicted they will release his name.

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timberwolf 2 years, 4 months ago

Ah you are right metoo, he did plead guilty so yes where is his name??

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timberwolf 2 years, 4 months ago

Per an editorial in Daily press his name is being withheld until sentencing Aug. 7th

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Denise Bagley 2 years, 4 months ago

I find it funny that you stand by your policy, but you don't apply it across the board. A while back, a Craig police officer was arrested for domestic violence, and in a totally unrelated case from the past, someone accused him of sexual assault. The CDP had no problems plastering his name along with the sexual assault charge against him, in the front page of the paper. I understand that his name was already out there for the DV charge, but why list his name in conjunction for the sex assault accusation. There wasn't even a charge, it was merely an accusation. I find your practices to be very hypocritical. Your explanation of why his name was listed is ridiculous and biased. His name was listed because he happened to serve as a police officer, but at that point he had already been terminated. I have never met the guy, and only knew of the case through the news article, but I found your practices to be unfair. If you are going to have a policy then you need to apply it across the board, and not pick and choose to whom it applies.

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Chelsie Genova 2 years, 4 months ago

Weather the paper likes it or not I am the guy's wife but no I will not release is name to you nor will I release mine and there's a lot of other things that the 1 person that said he's not human and should rott there is more to all this u are missing ill check back in a few days if u wish i well contact u on a personal call or e mail

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 4 months ago

Given Commander Leonard's characterization of this as "...probably the worst child pornography case we’ve ever handled..." I'm baffled at the plea bargain. This a$$wipe oughtta spend the rest of his miserable life in prison, looking over his shoulder for the inevitable & well deserved shank. If there's a possibility of parole, we deserve to be apprised of his name and appearance.

cmommy:

Spellcheck. Punctuation. Grammar. Basic, 4th-grade command of the English language. Ye gods.

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Chelsie Genova 2 years, 3 months ago

Ok to all u haters out there that want to comment go for it but how can u people judge people in glass houses should not throw stones oh wait that's right that's all of us in other words nobody should judge 1 another

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

cmommy:

Have a good time at your next GED/Pedophile reunion.

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ahamp 2 years, 3 months ago

Cmommy you cannot call those who have commented "haters" they are voicing their opinion based on the facts submitted by paper. We cannot not assume there is more to the story when that's not being printed and quite frankly I don't care to ever know the details. Maybe this isn't the best place for you to spend your time, the community isn't going to be nice when its something of this nature. I'm sorry you have to go through this however I am more sorry for the victims and thats where my sympathy will go.

I agree with the withholding of the name untill sentencing. These poor children have been through enough. I went through this very recently, and my name was released, however I am also 24 years old and could handle to effects of it, but that didn't make it any easier. Let these children try to deal with this over the remainder of their summer and I hope they can resume some sense of normallacy in their lives. My heart goes out to them.

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

One wonders whom cmommy is defending here. She castigates "people in glass houses" - which suggests she believes everyone weighing in here to be pedophiles. Which, in turn, paints a very dark picture of the world she inhabits, and the evil, twisted degenerates with whom she chooses to share it.

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Chelsie Genova 2 years, 3 months ago

Ok people im about sick if this i spend my time where i see fit thank you there is more to the story then the paper is printing and i think its unfair that they are painting the picture they are

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

Anyone else notice the "Deliverance" vibe to cmommy's contributions here?

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Chelsie Genova 2 years, 3 months ago

I didnt know that me commenting was such a crime ill i want is to be able to live in my home in craig near my family and know that im going to be safe is that to much to ask people

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

cmommy:

Reading comprehension is clearly not one of your strengths - I'm beginning to suspect that your IQ is roughly equivalent to your body temp.

No one has accused you of a crime. The individual who pleaded guilty to child pornography has. That you've chosen to defend that person makes you guilty of breathtaking stupidity. Being an imbecile is not a crime, but don't be shocked when reasonable people dismiss you as the idiot you are. You've chosen to weigh in on behalf of the most vile kind of behavior. You've earned the derision and scorn - your inability to own it just makes you a coward.

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lonelyone 2 years, 3 months ago

Brian, your posts have become a bit harsh toward cmommy. Like it or not, she is just someone who is foolishly standing by her man. No amount of belittling her is going to make her realize that what she is doing is just plain wrong. No amount of belittling her is going to make her understand the she should be giving all her energy to protecting her child from this man instead of saying there is more to the story than what the paper printed and that he has been wronged.

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

My ridicule of someone who defends a pedophile is "a bit harsh." Thanks for clearing that up, lonelyone.

You & cmommy should take turns on the porch playing banjo for Burt Reynolds.

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Chelsie Genova 2 years, 3 months ago

Ty lonelyone and brian u dont know me at all u continue to talk to me the way u are and u well be the next one finding your self in court answering to a judge for harassment charges i well print all your comments towards me and my family over to craig pd u can have your opinion but u have gone way farther then that with your comments your choice either lay off or i press charges ty

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lonelyone 2 years, 3 months ago

Brian, I don't know this woman and personally I think her husband should have been sentenced for more time. BUT, it was him that was charged not her and she is doing what she thinks is right, standing by her man. I don't get it, but then I'd not stand by someone who has done these things to a child or anyone else. I was just in a polite way trying to tell you, that you sir have become a jerk with your comments!! You can belittle her all you want, she doesn't get it and it makes you look like a moron!

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

lonelyone:

There is little moral distinction between cmommy and the Catholic hierarchy which transferred pedophile priests from parish to parish to conceal the malevolence in their midst. I have no doubt that if cmommy had the same kind of authority over her pet pedophile as the Catholic Church enjoyed over theirs, her favorite degenerate would still out there hunting for children to prey on. She's an enabler. If you're too blind to recognize her complicity in evil, you have my sympathies - and my contempt.

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke

Sadly, we can only wish you were doing nothing. Instead, you've chosen to rationalize cmommy's defense of evil, instead of condemning it. Child molestation is not a 'shades of grey' kind of issue. It couldn't be more black and white; it is a pure distillation of evil. Your eagerness to look the other way while cmommy defends the scumbag says a great deal about you, and none of it positive. I am enormously gratified that you've called me a "jerk." Considering the source, I'll wear it like a badge.

If you find my disdain to be “a bit harsh”, too bad. Call your (c)mommy and have a good cry. I'll continue to ridicule and belittle and berate despite your tender sensibilities. And unlike you and cmommy, I'll stand by every assertion I make with who I really am.

cmommy:

Go ahead and press charges sweetheart, lol! I'm in the book and easy to find. I can't wait to see you argue how someone hiding behind a cowardly veil of anonymity can be harassed – it should be fun!

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Chelsie Genova 2 years, 3 months ago

O just wait your right this well be fun o and btw im not your sweetheart never have been and dang well never be the only reason im standing by him is cause he needs help people can do wrong but with the right attitude and help can over come the bad they have done and live a good more productive positive healthy life with there family and in society

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm all aquiver waiting to hear from you and your lawyer, sweetheart!

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Chelsie Genova 2 years, 3 months ago

What part of im not your sweetheart did u not get and u say im incompetent who is laughing at who now dummy

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

Whatever you say, darling. Shouldn't you be filing charges or something?

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obamablows 2 years, 3 months ago

sounds like cmommy needs as much help as her pedophile husband have'nt heard her say one time he was in the wrong and needs help enabeling is a sickness to get help cmommy FAST !!!!!!!

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fourteener 2 years, 3 months ago

cmommy ain't too bright. Which is fine, we can't all be Einstein. What's scary is she's so offended that anyone could object to kiddie porn. And says she'll call the cops if people don't stop sounding off about it?! I'd love to hear THAT conversation with CPD...

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

cmommy:

Have you pressed charges against me yet? No sense putting it off. I can't wait for CPD to come knocking. Cops love sex offenders, and I'm sure they're 110% behind you and your beloved degenerate. Really. Their number is 824-8111. No need to thank me, snookums. It's all part of the service.

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jamieb5691 2 years, 3 months ago

It doesn't matter how much help pedophilers get, they never change!!! Its a sickness, and I agree they need to stay in prison where they belong. How many pedophilers do you know only charged once? If they did it once they will do it again. Personally I dont want to know the whole story if it involves a child, even one pic, he deserves what he gets. Move out of our community!! How can you stand by "your man" with such charges? No matter how much love there's a time when you should say....."you make me sick, you deserve nothing" and move forward with your life. In my opinion if you stand behind him you are just as mentally sick as him.

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jamieb5691 2 years, 3 months ago

In my opinion It doesn't matter how much help pedophilers get, they never change!!! Its a sickness, and I agree they need to stay in prison where they belong. How many pedophilers do you know only charged once? If they did it once they will do it again. Personally I dont want to know the whole story if it involves a child, even one pic, he deserves what he gets. Move out of our community!! How can you stand by "your man" with such charges? No matter how much love there's a time when you should say....."you make me sick, you deserve nothing" and move forward with your life. In my opinion if you stand behind him you are just as mentally sick as him.

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jamie felten 2 years, 3 months ago

There may be more to this story than what is in our paper, however I am sure I don't want to hear about it. cmommy, you say this man needs help. Apparently he does. According to this article he was arrested in March on suspicion of sexual assault, December 2011 for child pornography, prior to that "facing four charges of sexual assault on a child in Fremont County stemming from an investigation predating". So when you say he needs help. That help should have come a long time ago, before he ever even decided to "act". At this point I feel your anger is being misplaced. You can get mad at people all you want. Your real anger should be to the man who let you & society down. Its time for this POS to be put away for a VERY long time for the safety of all children. As a mom (which I assume you are because of your login name) it is your sole job to protect your children, if you don't then who will?

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Brian Kotowski 2 years, 3 months ago

It's been over a week now since cmommy threatened to press charges against me, and I have yet to hear from the police. I guess she doesn't love me any more. I feel so abandoned...

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