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After decades of debate, Colorado will give sex assault victims unlimited time to sue their abusers

Colorado will give recent and future sexual assault survivors, including those molested as children, unlimited time to sue their abusers. But a separate effort to give victims of historic abuse an opportunity to take legal action remains pending and uncertain. State lawmakers on Tuesday sent Senate Bill 73, which would eliminate the civil statute of […]

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Black Lives Matter group says Tay Anderson sexually assaulted a woman. He denies it.

Denver school board member Tay Anderson has denied an accusation leveled by the activist organization Black Lives Matter 5280 that he sexually assaulted a woman. In a statement issued Saturday morning, Anderson also asked for more information about the accusations and expressed a desire to be “accountable to the community I serve.” On Friday, Black […]

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Opinion: When allegations of sexual assault and harassment emerge, institutions need to take action

Against the backdrop of those stories, damning findings from an internal investigation into sexual harassment and assault at Louisiana State University dropped recently. Each of these stories sheds light on the ways that institutions can further the harm of sexual harassment and assault. But, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Allegations of sexual harassment […]

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

Warning: This story contains explicit descriptions of sexual assault. A pair of explosive reports on decades of child sex abuse in Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses named 52 priests but kept confidential the identities of numerous church officials — from administrators to bishops — who covered up or ignored allegations of misconduct and transferred known child […]

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

In a stunning reversal on Friday, a lead sponsor on a bill that would have given future child sexual assault victims in Colorado unlimited time to sue their abusers and those who allowed their abuse to happen asked that the measure be rejected.  Instead, state Sen. Julie Gonzales, a Denver Democrat, said she wants to […]

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

Rape is an abomination. So is a false accusation of rape. I made those statements, and many others, when analyzing the sexual assault case against the late Kobe Bryant in Eagle, Colorado.  My opinion was solicited because I prosecuted many high-profile rapists. It was my privilege to prove the government’s case at the Denver trials of […]

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

Colorado lawmakers plan to bring legislation this year that would give child sexual assault victims unlimited time to sue their abusers and the institutions that protect the predators. But for people abused in the past — including the more than 150 victims of Catholic priests identified in a recently released report on sexual misconduct in […]

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

FORT COLLINS — A former Roman Catholic priest imprisoned for sexually assaulting a teen in Colorado is up for possible parole. The Coloradoan reports that 57-year-old Timothy Evans told the parole board Monday that he is “absolutely” guilty of abuse but has learned to identify his triggers for abusive behavior and has created a risk management plan […]