After hearing arguments Tuesday, Colorado Supreme Court is considering whether the new law violates the state constitution
Medical exams for crime victims have increased so dramatically that a Colorado Springs hospital is building a new unit
UCHealth Memorial Hospital provided 2,515 forensic exams last year for patients who were sexually assaulted or choked or were victims of child abuse or elder abuse
Opinion: Her clothes have nothing to do with it
Blaming sexual assault on what the victim is wearing ignores all the evidence that clothing doesn’t matter; evil intentions do.
Carman: Is God a he, a she or a they? Denver Catholic schools won’t teach that lesson.
The firing of a Catholic school teacher was another reminder of the bitter side of the church culture that drove so many away decades ago
SunLit Interview: Erika Krouse couldn’t ignore her own sex assault in a broader investigative story
Erika Krouse is the author of “Come Up and See Me Sometime,” a New York Times Notable Book, and “Contenders,” a finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. She teaches creative writing at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop and lives in Colorado. Her debut memoir, “Tell Me Everything,” has been optioned for TV adaptation by […]
SunLit Special Edition: “Tell Me Everything” combines an investigation with personal memoir
My first few cases, I had no idea what I was doing. Grayson sent me to a women’s triathlon where a personal injury client had gotten run over by a bicycle the previous year. His instructions were rushed—for lawyers, every minute is worth dollars—so I wasn’t sure how to find witnesses to talk to. During […]
Nicolais: Tay Anderson should rethink his Trumpian tactics
The saga of Tay Anderson enflamed passions on all sides over the past six months. It ended with no winners, but a host of losers. None lost more than Anderson himself — mostly self-inflicted. The furor began in March after Black Lives Matter 5280 issued a statement that accused Anderson of sexual assault. The charismatic […]
Opinion: Schools should prioritize teaching youth about sexual consent
Denver area teens are back in the classroom. Administrators at Denver metro schools are working hard to keep our youth safe from the Delta variant of COVID, but they are harming them in another way: by failing to give them consistent consent and sexual assault prevention education. Educators, parents, and community leaders must prioritize teaching […]
Wilson: The tide turns for Tay Anderson, but will the left learn not to be too quick to judgment?
Tay Anderson looked clean, fresh and polished sitting next to Jeff Fard on the Free Think Zone podcast. It was almost as if he hadn’t just been weathering the storm of his young life. Ever since anonymous allegations of assault, the Denver Public Schools board member has been persona non-grata in the community. These very […]
Bill Cosby accuser who lives in Colorado now wants spotlight on proposed changes to sexual assault laws
Despite a court ruling that freed Bill Cosby years after his sexual-assault conviction, a Douglas County resident says progress is being made to help victims come forward and find justice in cases of rape and sexual assault. But she says that more needs to be done. Heidi Thomas, who testified in court that Cosby sexually […]