An officer accused of buying child pornography and sexually assaulting children was seen in court Tuesday morning. According to court documents, he's now facing 83 total charges in association with sexual assault on children.
Tuesday, CSPD officer Joshua Carrier stood before a judge on charges of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, in addition to new charges of sexual contact involving a fake medical exam, and enticement, among others. The prosecution now says there are at least six victims who have come forward accusing Carrier of sexual abuse and that there could be as many as 15.
Parents have been coming forward to KKTV 11 News from children at Horace Mann Middle School, where Carrier was a volunteer wrestling coach. These parents say Carrier told their kids they had to check them for ringworm and made them get completely naked in an office alone with him. Because Carrier's arrest affidavit is sealed, we do not know if these accusations are part of the basis of these charges, but we are working on confirming that.
CSPD officer Joshua Carrier was formally charged on 11 counts of child pornography last week, leading police to suspend him without pay. Court documents now show he's facing 12 counts of child pornography.
Carrier has a bond of $500,000. His attorneys attempted to have his bond reduced Tuesday but the judge denied that motion.
Carrier will be back in court June 7 for a bond hearing. His preliminary hearing will be held on June 28.