Suspended officer faces as many as 15 child accusers | officer, many, children - Attorney - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
A former Colorado Springs police school resource officer could be responsible for sexually assaulting as many as 15 children — three times the number that was initially announced — according to an attorney who plans to sue on behalf of several alleged victims.
The new allegations surfaced in court Tuesday as prosecutors filed 78 counts charging Joshua Dwayne Carrier with the abuse of six children.
The most serious count alleges a pattern of sexual assault of a child by one in a position of trust, and carries the potential of a life sentence in prison.
Carrier, 30, was a school resource officer and volunteer wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs. He also coached children in the Police Athletic League and served as a youth adviser in a police outreach program in which teens and young adults shadow the department’s officers.
The seven-year police veteran was suspended from the job May 11 upon his arrest on suspicion of possessing child pornography.
He was re-arrested a week later on suspicion of abusing five children — with police inviting additional victims to come forward.
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