123 Guilty Verdicts In Sexual Assault Trial Of Colorado Springs Police Officer
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– After failing to make a decision on more than 100 counts in a previous trial, a jury handed a hefty verdict to a former Colorado Springs police officer accused of molesting young boys.
One hundred twenty-three guilty verdicts including sexual assault on a child, enticement of a child and unlawful sexual contact.
The jury found him not guilty on 25 counts.
Joshua Carrier was already found guilty on more than 20 counts of child pornography in a trial in April of this year, and not guilty on more than 30 counts alleging he touched the boys. The jury was undecided on more than 100 counts, which have been the focus of the current trial.
Several family members of alleged victims were in the courtroom as the verdicts were being read, as well as members of Carrier’s family.
Carrier sat emotionless at the defendant’s table.
Carrier was arrested after allegations emerged that he had molested boys while a volunteer wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs. The jury agreed with the prosecution that Carrier showed a pattern of abuse while in a position of trust.
The jury did find Carrier not guilty on allegations of sexually assaulting a child during a strip search.
After all the verdicts were read, Carrier was escorted out of the room and taken into custody.