According to the Pueblo Cheiftain, three Colorado Springs residents were arrested on suspicion of contributing to the deliquency of a minor. Rebecca Fontana, 20, Christopher Mazzillo, 18, and Zechariah Porter, 18, were on a weekend camping trip at Lake Pueblo State Park over the June 5th weekend. According to Park Ranger Mount, Porter was also arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor ( a 12 year old girl). The 12 year old girl told rangers that Porter forced her to have sex with him and the group drank alcohol and smoked marijuana. The three suspects are currently being held without bail in the Pueblo County Jail.
Sexually assaulting a minor can be a serious criminal offense and can lead to unnecessary fines and even jail time. The State of Colorado takes sexual assualt of a minor very seriously and therefore, considers this offense a sex crime. In the State of Colorado, a criminal conviction of sexually assaulting a minor can result in lengthy jail time and the defendant being forced to register as a sex offender for life. In addition, Colorado law stipulates that anyone under the age of 15 is considered a child, not just a minor and the consequences are therefore, much more severe.
If you or someone you love is arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado Springs Sexual Assault Attorney immediately. Your felony defense attorney will need to review your case carefully to build a zealous defense designed to help reduce these potentially damaging criminal charges. Sarah Christensen is a veteran Colorado Springs Sexual Assault Attorney who will aggressively fight to have your sexual assault charges reduced. Call (719)634-7770 today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Don’t face Colorado sexual assualt of a minor charges alone, contact Sarah Christensen today.