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Colorado’s review of Catholic Church sex abuse named priests, but not those who covered up their crimes

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office said time limited the investigation. The Catholic Church says it’s taken responsibility. But victims say the whole story hasn’t been told.

Opinion: Why lawmakers should reform law to help victims of childhood sexual abuse

Effort to give Colorado child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers is rejected

House Bill 1296, brought in the wake of a damning report on Colorado’s Catholic church, was set aside at the request of one of its prime sponsors in the hopes of bringing future legislation that will also benefit past survivors of abuse. The decision to sideline the measure drew disappointment.

Silverman: Examining Tara Reade’s sex assault allegations against Joe Biden

Even if Colorado gives child sex assault victims unlimited time to sue, it may be too late for those already abused

Lawmakers are considering eliminating the civil statute of limitations for child sex assault, but Colorado’s constitution appears to prohibit laws from working retroactively. Victims’ advocates think there is a path to address past abuse.

Former Colorado priest up for possible parole in sex abuse case; was named in attorney general’s report

Timothy Evans was sentenced to 14 years to life in prison in 2007 for sexually assaulting a boy who worked at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Fort Collins

Independent boards reviewing Catholic Church sex abuse have broadly failed victims in Colorado, nationwide

An investigation into two decades of review boards, including in Denver, show a pattern of bias in favor of the church and little understanding of sexual assault and trauma.

Opinion: Justice means we must believe sexual assault survivors first

Colorado’s former attorney general wanted grand jury investigation of priest abuse scandal — but didn’t get it

Cynthia Coffman explains why the Catholic Church investigation was handled the way it was -- and why she is now calling for legislative change

At least 166 children have been sexually abused by Catholic priests in Colorado since 1950, new report finds

It took Colorado’s three dioceses an average of nearly 20 years to concretely restrict an abusive priest’s authority after receiving an abuse allegation against him, according to the investigation

Nicolais: Trying to “do better” for sexual assault victims

Featured in Netflix’s Unbelievable series, the manhunt for a serial rapist in Colorado serves as just a backdrop to the real story.

DNA testing leads to break in decades-old Colorado murder case. But privacy questions are being raised.

Police used a DNA database and a fast food cup to zero in on a suspect in the 1987 death of 20-year-old Fort Carson soldier Darlene Krashoc

Federal investigation launched into former Westminster cop sentenced to 90 days in jail for unlawful sexual contact

The sentence handed down against Curtis Lee Arganbright drew outrage from some. A federal case could bring him substantially more time behind bars.

Nicolais: How a prison gang-rape led to a glimmer of hope

As a part of a recent settlement, Colorado took a step toward addressing the unconscionable violence and abuse faced by transgender prisoners

Here is why Colorado didn’t convene a grand jury to investigate priest abuse as Pennsylvania did

Colorado’s attorney general doesn’t have the same broad authority as in other states to convene a grand jury to investigate

Colorado lawmakers aim to close loophole that led appeals court to overturn foster parent’s child sex assault conviction

Senon Louis Ramirez’s child sex assault conviction was overturned in September, stoking calls for immediate changes to Colorado’s laws. But the issue has been swirling for years.

Leroy Garcia’s opening remarks are notable for what he didn’t mention. Here’s the Colorado Senate president’s speech, annotated.

Context for Leroy Garcia's opening day speech at the Colorado legislature, with annotations from The Colorado Sun highlighting what’s important and explaining what it all means

District attorney calls for updated laws after Colorado appeals court overturns man’s conviction of sexually assaulting foster child

Senon Louis Ramirez was convicted of child sex assault. Then the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that his behavior, while “reprehensible,” didn’t meet the legal definition of the crime.

Everything you need to know about Deborah Ramirez, Brett Kavanaugh and a party at Yale that could change the course of the American judiciary

Ramirez, who lives in Boulder, has accused the U.S. Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct while the two were college students