DENVER (CBS4)– The son of the former mayor of Denver has been arrested, accused of sexual assault on a child. Allen Webb was arrested last Friday in Las Vegas.

The Denver DA’s office officially filed charges against Webb, 55, on April 6.

Allen Webb (credit: Denver DA)

Those charges are three counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, one count of sexual assault on a child- pattern of abuse and three counts sexual assault on a child.

Webb has a criminal background that includes assault, harassment, felony menacing, possession of a controlled substance and other probation violations.

Allen Webb is the son of Wellington Webb, who was Mayor of Denver from 1991-2003.

Wellington Webb posted this statement on his Facebook page: As many of you may have heard, our son, Allen Webb, Sr., has been arrested. Our family is devastated and heartbroken over the allegations against him and we pray for the victims of his alleged crimes. We love our son and while Allen has struggled with addiction since his teens and has suffered from mental illness for most of his adult life, nevertheless, he is an adult and must face these alleged charges, whether guilty or innocent.
We ask for your prayers during this difficult time both for our family and for the alleged victims. We will not be commenting further.
Wellington E. Webb and Wilma J. Webb

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