GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A former high school basketball coach accused of sexually assaulting two students appeared in court on Tuesday.

Wesley Specht made his first appearance by camera in Jefferson County. He coached at Alameda High School in Lakewood the past few seasons and is accused of having a sexual relationship with two girls there.

Specht is charged with sexual assault on a child in a position of trust for the first alleged victim.

He expected in court Wednesday for charges related to the second case.

Comments (20)
  1. H-D says:

    Keep you head up Wes!!!!
    Love u Wes!!!! Everybody is praying for you and the family!!!!!
    You’re an amazing guy!

  2. JCG says:

    H-D, are you the Heather Downing from the other news comments? Who are you and why would you be so supportive of someone who is accused of sexually assaulting his STUDENTS! He is an adult, well aware of the consequences of those actions, and one of the girls was 14 for C***** sakes! I know his sister and parents are very religious, what the hell was he thinking? Obviously about sex with young girls and not what harm he was causing to them or his community. You are disgusting and shameful as a woman for not at least waiting to see what evidence they have against him before you offer your wholehearted support. I hope you don’t have a daughter, and never have someone steal her innocence…

  3. H-D says:

    Regardless of the outcome of this… i will still support Wes. Convicted or not!
    Wes is a great guy and can have family and friends supporting him as long as we want too.
    Praying for you Wes and the family!!!
    God Bless!

    1. JCG says:

      “Great guys” don’t have sex with their students, and they don’t violate the trust of parents in addition to the whole community.

      1. H-D says:

        Not saying he was in the correct position to do so… but ya’ll are acting like he raped them. different situation!

      2. JCG says:

        No, I am acting like Wes was a person in a postition of trust who sexually assaulted two of his students and sexually exploited them. It is different than rape, but equally reprehensible!

      3. H-D says:

        More like he has sex with them! not sexually assaulted them… thats what happened at DIA. not in this case… good day!
        God Bless!

      4. JCG says:

        Heather Downing, EXACTLY! WES HAD SEX WITH HIS STUDENTS, AND THAT IS A FELONY IN THE STATE OF COLORADO. Parents trusted him to take care of their children, and that does not include sex! Please, educate yourself. If you disagree with the law, fight to change it, but don’t get on a public forum and act like what he did is perfectly legal, it is NOT! WES COMMITTED A CRIME!

  4. Big Rog says:

    Hey HD, another case of sex assault on a minor by a person in a position of trust in Colorado Springs! Here is the link to it!
    http://www.coloradoconnection.com/news/story.aspx?id=605023

    But According to you it’s ok because it was consentual! Now all the girls in both cases have to deal with this for the rest of their lives. And the sick men who did this get to deal with it too. But again as you said in other postings,,,,it’s ok for a grown man to have sex with underage girls!!!! You are sick and need help! Why dont you start a support group for men who get busted for having sex with underage girls. Call it Pervs are us, see how much support you get from society!!
    And you said everybody goes to heaven,,,,,,,the case in the Springs was a Church worker dealing with kids,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  5. H-D says:

    BIg Rog… get a life my friend…. clearly this is what you do, sit on your couch and just wait for something like this to come up so you can just sit here and condemn anybody that says anything… I have every right to support him… Im not saying he was in the correct position to do this… Im not saying that “old men” should have sex with “minors” he hasnt been charged with anything. they are accusing him of stuff… even if he does get charged… i will still talk to him daily just as i did before. just thru letters and a phone thru a wall and thru a glass… get off my back. Wes can have family and friends that support him to whatever extent they want too. And we dont need people like you telling us that we are sick and wrong and so on and so forth.
    Consensual sex is ok!!!!
    Love you Wes!!!!
    thinking of you!
    praying for you and the family!

    1. JCG says:

      HD, I just read 2nd response and had to reply. He has been charged with sexual assualt of a minor by a person in a position of trust X 2 plus sexual exploitation of a child. That is a charge, honey. Also, sex with someone under fifteen is never consenual because a child CANNOT consent to sex! Do some reading, educate yourself, and recognize that society has deemed what he is accused of as a crime. As for us waiting and watching for stories like this, it is in my best interest to know who is commiting sexual offenses in my neighborhood! I am a mother and woman, and this is extremely relevenant to me. Grow up. Learn when to open your mouth, you put yourself in the public, expect a public response. Just you like the right support Wes, the world has the right to call Wes sick and you sicker.

  6. H-D says:

    All of you may say whatever you speak, stilll not going to change my mind of Wes!!!!! We are all entitled to our own opinions!
    At 15 i knew what i was doing!
    Rooting for you Wes!!!!!!
    Hang in there!
    We love you!
    Praying for you!

    1. JCG says:

      …and at 26, Wes knows what he was doing, and Wes will face the consequences of his actions.

      1. H-D says:

        Look, im not here to say that what he did was correct… if thats even what he did…He was in a position of trust and clearly didn’t think of it that way. Nobody knows what he was thinking or what really even happened. All i know is that i support him and his family. Who is to say his family isn’t reading any of this… Like his parents or sister? As if seeing their son all over the news and the the “talk” of the town isnt enough… or for how many news people outside of their home.. his home… everywhere… then they get on here and read that you say “they raised a perv.” probably why they aren’t speaking publicly… they raised a very amazing kind hearted man. the choices he made were his own and they had nothing to do with it. so you should probably leave them out of it… im sure u can sit here and say if your son did this then you would speak out publicly but nobody really knows until it happens…
        If this is what happened… then this is what happened… He did not beat these females he did not force them to do anything they didnt want to do he did not tie them up and rape them… They had consensual sex while he was in a position of trust… Not saying it was right… just saying that it was consensual… whether the law states that a 15 year old can consent or not… it was consensual and sadly he will pay the time.
        WES!!!!! we love you!
        praying for you and the family!!!
        as for the rest of you… im done arguing with you… there is no point.. im not here to try to make you change your mind or outlook on him… and im not going to change mine. he is still an amazing guy in my book!

      2. JCG says:

        Heather Downing, “He was in a position of trust, and clearly didn’t think that way” What did he think a coach is? He had training that explained to him exactly what he is allowed and not allowed to do! Plus, everyone says he is so Christian, is f***ing your students in the Bible? Is that what they were teaching him at your church? All employees of a school receive training. He was also told explicitly not to be texting his players unless it is about basketball. Sex pics don’t fit into that category. Read the statute on person of trust. It is clear that the statute refers to anyone, no matter how long, that is supposed to care for a CHILD. One of the girls was 14 at the time which would be illegal whether he was her coach or not because a 14 year old child CANNOT consent to sex with a 26 year old man PERIOD. It was his responsibility as the adult to make sure the relationship he had with his girls didn’t become sexual!
        I hope his parents and Megan, his sister, are reading this. I hope they are embarrassed and ashamed of his actions, as should all that know him. He violated the trust of an entire community! You are so concerned with him and his family, what about everyone else? The girls who were violated? The parents who trusted him? The teammates on the basketball team that looked up to their coach and deserve a good role model? His parents did not raise an “amazing kind hearted man” like you think, the rest of the community who believes that parents should be able to trust their young daughters with their teachers believe his parents raised a predator that preys on young woman who aren’t developed enough yet to resist his advances. Wes did not need to beat, tie up, or force his victims. As a person in a position of trust, it is very easy to manipulate their young minds and you have no idea what he promised them. Love perhaps? A starting position on the team? That is exactly why what he did is illegal!!! Just because you keep writing it, doesn’t make it true. There is no such thing as a 26 year old man having “consensual sex” with a 15 year old. Period. So, stop making yourself look stupid. You are wrong. If you don’t agree with the law, go to the capitol, and lobby to change it. Let’s see how much support you get from parents of teenage daughters. I’m so glad you are done arguing because I will never let you have the last say. What he did, is disgusting and I hope he gets everything coming to him when he goes to prison.

      3. MEGAN says:

        WELL THIS IS HIS SISTER.. YOU ARE SO WORRIED WHY WE HAVEN’T PUBLICLY SUPPORTED MY BROTHER. THAT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. WE ALL LIVE LIVES OUTSIDE OF WES AND FAMILY. WE WORK HARD, PRAY HARD, AND HURT HARD. WE HAVE DONE EVERYTHING WE CAN TO SUPPORT MY BROTHER AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO… WE ARE ALL SINNERS AND FALLEN SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD… YOU ASK WHY WE HAVENT SPOKEN TO THE MEDIA… IS IT ANYONE’S BUSINESS OTHER THAN OUR FAMILIES’ WHAT WE TELL MY BROTHER, WHAT WE DO FOR HIM, THE MONEY WE RAISE FOR HIM.. YOU CAN SIT HERE AND CALL HIM EVERY NAME IN THE BOOK BECAUSE OF HIS CHARGES, AND YOU CAN SIT THERE AND JUDGE HIM AND CALL US CULTS FOR BEING CHRISTIANS AND STILL SINNING AND MAKING MISTAKES. BUT MY BROTHER HAS HOPE AND GRACE FROM GOD. NO, THAT DOESN’T HELP LESSEN ANY OF THE PAIN ANY OF THE PARTIES ARE GOING THROUGH, THE GIRLS, WES, HIS FAMILY, HIS KIDS. WRONG IS WRONG AND HE KNOWS THAT. WE ALL KNOW THAT. BUT JUST LIKE YOU CAN SIT HERE AND JUDGE HIM AND HIS GODLINESS, WE CAN SIT HERE AND PRAY WITH HIM, NOT PUBLICLY, NOT FOR SHOW TO SHOW ANYONE IN THIS NATION THAT HE HAS SUPPORT, BECAUSE WESLEY KNOWS WHO IS BEHIND HIM AND SUPPORTS HIM.. GOD THE FATHER IS OUR FATHER, WHEN WE LIE, WHEN WE CHEAT, WHEN WE ARE TEMPTED, WHEN WE FIND OURSELVES LOOKING INTO THE MIRROR CRYING OUT TO GOD ASKING OURSELVES WHO ARE WE AND LOOKING AT THE MESSES WE MADE OF OUR LIVES. JUST LIKE THE DRUNK DRIVER WHO KILLED A BABY, OR THE PASTOR WHO RAPED A YOUNG BOY, OR THE MAN WHO MOLESTED MY SON AND MY “UNCLE” WHO MOLESTED ME WHEN I WAS 15.. WE ALL HAVE DEMONS, BUT THANK GOD HE GAVE US HOPE AND GRACE THAT MAKES US KNOW WE ARE LIFTED UP BY HIM. FOR MOST PEOPLE, THE ONLY WAY TO LEAN ON GOD IS WHEN YOU ARE AT ROCK BOTTOM, SO THANK YOU FOR PUTTING MY NAME OUT THERE, BUT WES AND GOD AND MY PARENTS AND OUR WHOLE FAMILY AND FRIENDS, WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT MY BROTHER, NOT ONLY BECAUSE HE IS A GOOD PERSON, BUT BECAUSE LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO LEAVE SOMEONE WHEN THEY ARE DOWN.. BECAUSE AS I KNOW, WE ALL SIN AND MAKE MISTAKES., IT’S WHERE WE GO FROM HERE. GOD BLESS YOU

  7. Big Rog says:

    HD, Dear I am not the one who needs to grow up and get a life. I am grown I do have a life. As I stated in earlier posts, I am an advocate for crimes against minors. In other words dear. I attend City council meetings and push for stricter laws with crimes of this nature and help with non profit organizations that protect underage and help children that have been a victim. We can all see that you have not matured with you’re comments and with you’re thinking, I wish the best for you.
    Please dont ever tell a responsible adult to grow up and get a life when in fact they are trying to protect children. Possibly even you’r children one day.I am posting on here to respond to the public and make other folks who read this aware of predators who prey on young children.
    People can support who they want this is America. But people can also condemn people such as Wes. Again this is America.

    1. H-D says:

      never said to grow up….
      im glad u do what you do… thats awesome… minors need people like you when they get raped and abused and such against their will…
      props to you! not saying what you do is wrong.. i think its awesome!
      God Bless.

      1. JCG says:

        H-D, Your boys gone nationwide, and they gave him another, even more severe charge, sex with a child UNDER 15.
        Wow that’s gross. Question for you, how young would the consenting girl have had to been to lose your support, 10? 8? 5? Let’s say for a moment a 10 year old had wanted sex with Wes, and he did it? Would you support him then? That is what they are accusing him of. Sex with a 14 yr old. Again, gross. I hope they throw the book at him.

      2. JCG says:

        Hey Heather Downing, this is what I’m talking about.
        https://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/04/14/colorado-hoops-coach-charged-with-child-sex-assault/
        “Great guy!” LOL hahahaha He’s a pervert who preys on young GIRLS. He had a girlfriend, but that wasn’t enough for him because he is sick in the head.

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