Convicted Child Molester Captured After Walking Away From Courthouse

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
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Colorado Springs Police have apprehended a man who walked away from the courthouse before hearing he was convicted on three counts of sex assault on a child. He was picked up by police Wednesday evening on the southeast side of town.

Police say they went to a home where 23-year-old Theodore William Griffin the Third was known to frequent just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday. As officers arrived they noticed a car with four men inside drive off. With probable cause, they stopped that car near Circle and Monterey, and found Griffin inside.

Police say Griffin the Third walked away from the courthouse in Colorado Springs on January 5 while the jury was deliberating a verdict in his trial. He was out on bond so allowed to leave during a recess, but he never returned.

He was also wanted on two misdemeanor warrants for a traffic offense and obstruction of an officer.

Griffin is now awaiting sentencing on his felony charges.

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