Abel Laeke pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in 2004 for indecent exposure, a misdemeanor, and sexual contact without consent, a felony, according to court documents. The case landed the at-large candidate on the Colorado sex offender registry, which marks him as having a felony conviction. It’s also one of the top Google search results for ‘Abel Laeke.’
Aurora police arrested Plybon, who worked as a Denver firefighter at the time, June 6, after reports that he exposed himself inside a store at the mall
The 65-year-old was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child last month. The documents released Monday provide the first details of the accusations against him.
The report, commissioned by Attorney General Kathleen Kane and written by former federal prosecutor Geoff Moulton, blamed a three-year time lapse in filing charges on communication problems, an expungement of a 1998 complaint about the former Penn State coach and a failure to take certain investigative steps early on.
The attack occurred Jan. 30 at the Eyman prison’s Meadows Unit, which houses about 1,300 rapists, child molesters and other sex offenders. The teacher was administering a high school equivalency test to about a half-dozen inmates in a classroom with no guard nearby and only a radio to summon help.
The Steamboat Springs Pilot & Today reports John Brothers Jr. was found guilty Friday of eight felony counts of sex assault on a child, in addition to eight sex assault counts by a person in a position of trust.