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    Man Sentenced for Sex Assault of Children at Home Daycare

    (GOLDEN, CO - March 12, 2012) Cody Ryan Charlton, 31, was in court on Friday to be sentenced for sexual assault of children who attended the daycare run by his mother in their home and possession child pornography. Charlton was sentenced to two years in community corrections plus Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Probation for a period of 20 years to life. He must also register as a sex offender.

    Charlton lived with his parents at 1958 S. Van Gordon Street in Lakewood where his mother ran a home daycare facility. Between 2008 and 2011 Charlton took sexually explicit photos of several young children who were at the daycare and touched the intimate parts of several of the young children. There were at least 10 young victims. Most of the incidents occurred at the daycare. He also babysat for two of the children from the daycare and at least one touching incident occurred at the children’s home. He had known some of the children for a long time.

    Investigators found Charlton to be in possession of sexually graphic video and still images of children when they executed a search warrant at the daycare.

    On January 10 Charlton pled guilty to sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust, a class three felony; sexual exploitation of a child, a class four felony; and unlawful sexual contact, a class one misdemeanor.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    March 13, 2012

    Last Updated: 6-26-2013
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