DENVER (CBS4)– A former human services caseworker who was charged with official misconduct following accusations that she falsified reports, has pleaded guilty and been sentenced in the case.

Rotchana Madera pleaded guilty last week to forgery and official misconduct. She was sentenced to a two-year supervised deferred judgment on the forgery count and a concurrent sentence of two years of supervised probation for the misconduct count.

Madera, while employed by Denver Human Services, entered false information into the official case tracking system about her work on an assigned case.

Kelsy Newell-Skinner (credit: Denver Police Department)

Kelsy Newell-Skinner (credit: Denver Police Department)

Denver Human Services requested an investigation into the case, involving Kelsy Newell-Skinner, after her 2-month-old daughter was admitted to the hospital with skull fractures and later died from her injuries. The criminal case against Newell-Skinner is still pending.


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