Guilty! Joshua Carrier, Colorado Springs, Colorado (arrested May 2011)

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    Joshua Carrier, 30, school resource officer (Colorado Springs Police Department) and volunteer wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School [Colorado Springs School District 11], Colorado Springs, Colorado, approximately 200 counts related to child pornography and sexual molestation.

    Joshua Carrier was initially arrested for child pornography and charged shortly thereafter with numerous counts of child molestation. His first trial in the Spring of 2012 resulted in guilty verdicts on 21 counts of "sexual exploitation" for the child pornography and not guilty verdicts on 35 counts of sexual abuse; the jury was hung a further 151 counts of sexual abuse. The prosecution retried many of the sexual abuse counts, resulting in guilty verdicts on 71 counts of related to child molestation in October of 2012. I'll be posting dozens of links & articles on this case as time permits.


    KOAA: CSPD officer arrested on child porn charges (May 11 2011)

    It all started when the Air Force Office of Special Investigations told CSPD that Officer Josh Carrier was under investigation for buying child porn online. CSPD investigated and on Wednesday evening they arrested 30 year old Josh Carrier, a CSPD patrol officer, on child porn charges "It appears that Carrier was in possession of child pornography photos." explains Sgt. Steve Noblitt with CSPD.

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    Denver Post: Colorado Springs police officer arrested for child porn (May 11 2011)

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations alerted the CSPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit that during one of their investigations they discovered Carrier may have made purchases from a child pornography website. At this point, officials believe that Carrier purchased only photos from the website. Carrier had several assignments where he worked with youth, including school resource officer at Horace Mann Elementary, a coach for the Police Athletic League and an advisor to youth in the CSPD Explorer program.
     
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    Colorado Springs Gazette: CSPD officer arrested in child porn case (May 11 2011)

    A Colorado Springs police officer who spent time as a school resource officer, youth athletic coach and teenage cadet mentor was arrested Wednesday on suspicion that he bought child pornography. Officer Josh Carrier, 30, was jailed Wednesday and has been placed on indefinite leave while detectives investigate whether he possessed child pornography, a class four felony, said Sgt. Steve Noblitt, department spokesman.

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    He had worked as a School Resource Officer at Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs School District 11, though Noblitt wasn’t sure how long Carrier held the position or when he was at the school. Carrier also was a coach in the Police Athletic League and an advisor to youth in the CSPD Explorer program, where teenagers and young adults don police uniforms and shadow officers.
     
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    KKTV: CSPD Officer Arrested For Child Porn (May 12 2011)

    The Colorado Springs Police Department arrested 30-year-old Officer Josh Carrier for being in possession of child pornography, a class 4 felony ... On March 28, 2011 the CSPD Internet Crimes Against Children Unit learned that Carrier may have made purchases from a child pornography website. Investigators say the information was brought to them by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations as a result of one of their investigations. ICAC, in conjunction with the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office, opened the case.
     
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    KOAA: Horace Mann M.S. parents react to child pornography arrest (May 12 2011)

    Students from Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs brought home some disturbing news to some parents, the Colorado Springs police officer arrested on child pornography charges Wednesday had worked as a School Resource Officer at Mann. 30-year-old Officer Josh Carrier was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly purchasing pictures of child pornography online.
     
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    Colorado Connection / Fox 21: Shock after cop arrested for child porn (May 12 2011)

    Shock and disappointment - that's the reaction from Colorado Springs District 11 school officials after 30-year-old Josh Carrier was arrested for being in possession of child pornography. Carrier, a Colorado Springs police officer, was a seven year veteran with the Colorado Springs Police Department and a Horace Mann Middle School Resource Officer. He's facing a class four felony charge ... Officer Carrier worked at the school from 2009 to 2010. Budget cuts discontinued the SRO program, but Carrier continued to serve as a volunteer at the school. He was also a coach for the Police Athletic League and an advisor in CSPD's Explorer program. Carrier also worked at Mind Seizure, a local haunted house.
     
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    Colorado Connection / Fox 21: New allegations against CSPD officer (May 18 2011)

    The officer, 30-year-old Josh Carrier who is a seven year veteran with the CSPD, was arrested last week on charges of sexual exploitation of children. Now some students have come forward and said Carrier touched them inappropriately. Carrier worked as a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Horace Mann Middle School from 2009 to 2010 ... A parent said his son and some of his son's friends on the wrestling team were touched by Carrier on their genitals ... Carrier's arrest affidavit stated he was found to have purchased access to child pornography sites that showed images and videos involving prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit acts with adult men. Police said they also found DVDs and nude images on a computer found on Carrier's bed.

     
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    KKTV: Lawyer For Officer Charged With Sexual Assault, Child Porn Releases Statement (May 19 2011)

    “Mr. Carrier is saddened and confused by the allegations which have been made against him. He is confident that the judicial system will ultimately resolve these very public and inflammatory charges in a fair and just manner.

    This can only happen however, if the American system of justice is allowed to work as designed based on competent evidence, and the rule of law, not media reports, rumor, innuendo, speculation, or fear.
    Sadly many in this community have already formed strong opinions on matters about which they have no knowledge.

    Thankfully, those who know him remain faithful of his respect for the law and outstanding character.
    While the government has made very serious allegations, it is now their obligation to come forth and prove them in a court of law.”

    Turns out that the government was quite up for the challenge! :D
     
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    Colorado Springs Gazette: UPDATE: CSPD officer allegedly assaulted 5 children (May 20 2011)

    The mother of a sixth grader at Horace Mann Middle School said her son was fondled by a Colorado Springs police officer during supposed ringworm examinations last fall. The student is one of five children whom the Colorado Springs Police Department suspect were inappropriately touched by Joshua Carrier, a seven-year veteran of the force who was jailed Thursday on suspicion of sexual assault by one in a position of trust ... The accusations are the latest in a snowballing case against Carrier, who was arrested Thursday for the second time in a week.
     
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    CBS Local Denver: Colo. Springs Officer Allegedly Touched Wrestlers Inappropriately (May 20 2011)

    Police in Colorado Springs said Friday that there are at least five victims in their case against one of their own officers who allegedly had inappropriate contact with children. Joshua Carrier, 30, is a seven year veteran of the force and had frequent contact with children as part of his job. He was a school resource officer and a volunteer wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs.

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    One of the wrestlers there told CBS4?s television partner KKTV in Colorado Springs some of the contact happened when Carrier was checking the team for ringworm, a skin infection that’s common among wrestlers. “He would actually take us into his own office one by one and touch us and look at us and stuff,” he said. That wrestler’s father also told KKTV the school told them the checkups would be done in the locker room, but that apparently wasn’t what happened.
     
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    KOAA: Police update media at Josh Carrier news conference (May 20 2011)

    Co. Springs Police Chief Richard Myers and D-11 Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Gledich address media on re-arrest and new charges against Officer Joshua Carrier. He's now accused of sex assault by a person in a position of trust on at least 5 potential victims ...
     
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    Colorado Springs Gazette: Cop accused of molesting kids suspended without pay (May 25 2011)

    Colorado Springs police officer Joshua Carrier will have to do without a paycheck from the Police Department while he faces charges that he sexually exploited children. Carrier was suspended without pay at 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the department. For the past two weeks, he had been on paid administrative leave.
     
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    KOAA: Carrier suspended without pay (May 25 2011)

    A Colorado Springs Police Officer has had his badge and now his pay lifted. Officer Joshua Carrier is suspected of committing over 15 crimes involving children.
     
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    KOAA: Police interview potential victims in Carrier case (May 31 2011)

    On Tuesday it's revealed Officer Josh Carrier is now facing 78 charges dealing with sex crimes against children. On top of that there could be more to come as police interview more potential victims. Colorado Springs attorney Rick Levinson tells us an alleged victim's family has already reached out to his firm ... Since then several other families have as well. They're looking into the possibility of a civil lawsuit. While that potential lawsuit could include CSPD, Levinson says the school district is the main focus.
     
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    Colorado Connection / Fox 21: Carrier formally charged in sexual assault (May 31 2011)

    The charges against suspended Colorado Springs Police officer Josh Carrier keep adding up ... Tuesday prosecutors filed 78 counts, charging Carrier with sexual assault of six victims, which is one more victim than previously announced during a CSPD/District 11 joint press conference May 20. Included in the 78 counts are: a pattern of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, faked medical exam and sexual contact.
     
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    KOAA: Civil lawsuit could be in the works against D-11 (May 31 2011)

    Rick Levinson, a Colorado Springs lawyer who has been working with the alleged victims of CSPD Officer Josh Carrier says the families are looking into the possibility of a civil lawsuit against Colorado Springs School District 11.
     
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    The Denver Channel: More Children Allege Sexual Abuse By Police Officer: Joshua Carrier Facing 78 Counts (June 1 2011)


    More young people are coming forward to say they were sexually assaulted by a Colorado Springs police officer. Officer Joshua Carrier, 30, is charged with 78 counts of various sexual offenses against six children, including sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. Carrier could be responsible for sexually assaulting as many as 15 children, according to an attorney who plans to sue on behalf of several alleged victims. That allegation was reported by the Colorado Springs Gazette.
     
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    CBS Local Denver: Lower Bond Denied For Colorado Springs Police Officer (June 7 2011)

    A Colorado Springs officer accused of sexually assaulting at least six children has been denied a request to lower his bond. KKTV reported Tuesday that bond is still set at $500,000 for 30-year-old Joshua Carrier, who remains in jail. A judge has also denied a request from his alleged victims that his bond be raised to $1 million.
     
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    KOAA: Looking deeper into the pasts of arrested officers (June 12 2011)

    Two felony arrests in the last month of Colorado Springs police officers have been a black eye for the department ... However, Officers Carrier and Huffman were officers that at one time the department showed pride in. Officer Joshua Carrier was arrested in May on child pornography charges; then re-arrested later for sexual assault. He was a school resource officer at Horace Mann Middle School in 2009 ... Officer Sydney Huffman, who was arrested Friday for trying to influence a public servant, was an award winning police officer as of 2009.
     
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    KKTV: UPDATE: Judge Will Allow Accusers To Testify In Hearing For Springs Officer (June 14 2011)

    A judge decided Tuesday that the alleged victims of a Colorado Springs police officer can testify during his preliminary hearing ... The judge may allow the children to testify via closed-circuit television so they don't have to be in the same room with Carrier. It will be up to the prosecution to decide if they want to call any of the students to testify in the hearing.