Steamboat Briefs for Feb. 13 |

Steamboat Briefs for Feb. 13

Sex assault suspect released on $10,000 bail

An Oregon man suspected of sexually assaulting a California boy in Steamboat Springs in December 2006 has been extradited to Colorado to face the charges.

The man allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy in a vehicle while driving from Denver to Steamboat Springs, and repeatedly at a Steamboat home during a holiday visit, according to sworn police affidavits.

The man, 52, has been charged with sexual assault on a child by someone in a position of trust with a pattern of sexual abuse, a Class 3 felony punishable by up to 12 years in jail and $750,000 in fines.

The man was booked into Routt County Jail on Tuesday, and released on $10,000 bail.

After an investigation by the Steamboat Springs Police Department, a warrant was issued for the man’s arrest Jan. 23. He was arrested in his home state Jan. 31 and released from Portland’s Multnomah County Jail the same day on $50,000 bond.

The man is due to appear in Routt County Court at 2 p.m. March 12.

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Fiber arts instructors needed for 4-H camp

The Routt County Cooperative Extension Office is seeking volunteers to teach knitting, weaving, sewing and felting to local youths during the upcoming 4-H Fiber Arts Camp, during the school district’s blues break from Feb. 26 to 29. This is an excellent opportunity to do what you love while passing on your passion for fiber arts to a new generation. Call Extension Agent Karen Massey at 879-0825 or stop by the extension office in the Routt County Courthouse Annex on Sixth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs.