LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – A 49-year-old man who is in training to be a Colorado state trooper is under arrest and facing unlawful sex charges.

William Metzler is a trooper cadet and was off-duty when Lakewood police say he allegedly committed a crime that was sexual in nature against an adult female.

The incident happened last month, and Metzler’s case has been forwarded to the Jefferson County district attorney’s office.

Metzler was arrested on tentative charges of unlawful sexual contact and harassment. Authorities so far haven’t provide further details about the crime or where exactly it happened.

Officials with the Colorado State Patrol said Metzler is on paid administrative leave. They said he was hired nine months ago.

Additional Resources

Police released the following information about this case in a bulletin:

Detectives are asking anyone who feels they may have information that would assist in the investigation and/or regarding Mr. Metzler, to contact Detective McKone at 303-987-7215.


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