Sexual assault

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Man suspected of photographing up woman’s skirt in Durango

Police are searching for a man suspected of using his cellphone to take video or photographs up the skirt of a woman last week at Walmart in Durango. The incident occurred Saturday, said Bryan...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Renew, Inc. holds event for sexual assault awareness in Cortez

A small group of people gathered in Cortez City Park on Wednesday to draw attention to a big problem. Representatives from Renew, Inc., Montezuma County’s domestic violence hotline, and the Ute...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man charged with sex assault on child

A 69-year-old Durango man suspected of touching a girl inappropriately was charged Friday with sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins is accused of touching the girl below the waist while she...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango joins One Billion Rising to celebrate survivors of sex assault

With red balloons bouncing, a group danced in Buckley Park Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about sexual assault. On each balloon, participants wrote what or who motivated them to come. Taylor...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man arrested on suspicion of sex assault on child

A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins, 69, is suspected of touching a girl inappropriately while she was being babysat, according to an arrest...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two men charged with sex assault on teen

Two Durango men suspected of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl have been charged with sexual assault on a child. Miles Nakai, 22, and Louis Denver Smith, 23, were formally charged...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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2 Durango men arrested on suspicion of child sex assault

Two Durango men have been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child under the age of 15. Miles Nakai, 22, and Louis Denver Smith, 23, were each being held Tuesday at the La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Shiprock man gets maximum penalty for rape, homicide

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic details that might be disturbing to readers. By Shane Benjamin Herald Staff Writer A Shiprock man who sexually assaulted a woman while she was too...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Police Blotter

Sunday, Nov. 27 8:35 a.m. : A man was served a warrant while in custody at the Montezuma County jail, 730 E. Driscoll St. 1:46 p.m. : A man was arrested on four warrants in Parque de Vida, 425 N....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Fort Lewis College updates sexual harassment policy

Fort Lewis College is assuring victims and witnesses to sexual assaults or harassment they will not be penalized for substance-abuse violations when reporting. The FLC Board of Trustees on Friday...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Third trial set for Shiprock man accused of sexual assault

A third trial for a Shiprock, New Mexico, man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend in 2007 at the Spanish Trails Inn & Suites is set for Sept. 19. Harold Nakai, 43, chose not to waive his...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man receives deferred judgment in child sex sting case

One of several men arrested last spring during a child predator sex sting in Durango received a four-year deferred judgment Monday with a suspended 45-day jail sentence. Christopher Rindfleisch,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News