CENTENNIAL, Colo. (CBS4) – A registered sex offender is accused of sexually assaulting two girls at a swimming pool in Centennial — and investigators are concerned there could be more victims. Aaron Schupp, 26, was arrested by deputies with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators say the two 12-year-old girls were swimming in a pool at their apartment complex in Centennial on June when Schupp asked to play with them.
“My daughter had to get a new swimsuit. She said she can’t wear that again because she feels like that’s a part of what caused this,” said Heather Wilcox.
She says her daughter was assaulted in the pool of the apartment complex where the second victim lives. Wilcox’s daughter told her mom that Schupp invited and her and the friend to play a game in the pool.
“She said he touched her between her legs and at first she was like ‘Was that an accident?’” said Wilcox.
Then, it happened again. Her daughter told Wilcox it happened five more times before exiting the pool.
Her daughter’s friend began playing the same game with Schupp. She exited the pool shortly after to sit with Wilcox’s daughter. A woman who saw them playing the game noticed the girls looked uneasy when they got out.
“She asked them if he made them feel uncomfortable or did anything to them and they just nodded,” said Wilcox.
The woman took a picture of Schupp before he ran off. She sent it to investigators and they were able to identify him from the picture.
Schupp was put on the sex offender registry in Jefferson County in 2012 after he was convicted of assaulting a child.
“I want other moms and dads to talk to their kids. Show them his picture. It’s okay. It’s not your fault,” said Wilcox.
Schupp is being held on two felony counts of sexual assault on a child on a $250,000 bond.
Additional Information from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office:
The incident happened at a pool in Centennial near S. University and E. County Line Road, but Schupp could have visited other areas. If you have any information about Schupp and unlawful contact with children, please call the Investigations Tip Line at 720-874-8477 or email ACSOTips@Arapahoegov.com.