NEW: More Children Accuse CSPD Officer of Sexual Assault

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

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.


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  • by sgipuf on Jun 1, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    I didn't know CSPD had a N.A.M.B.L.A. division.
  • by Susie Q Location: Colorado Springs on May 31, 2011 at 08:25 PM
    Shouldn't everyone who works at the school where he volunteered be subject to some scrutiny? I personally would like to see the entire staff polygraphed and backgrounded--including what all of them buy on the internet. Birds of a feather flock together.
  • by Fishy Location: CS on May 31, 2011 at 07:56 PM
    Hmmmm.....Mann mom did you see the videos and pics? How do you know they are kids? Hmmmm...oh thats right cops and lawyers don't lie. Oh wait, Let's not wait for the jury to decide right? The media decides these days.
  • by Martha Location: Colorado Springs on May 31, 2011 at 07:31 PM
    This case sounds like an episode of Law & Order: SVU that I saw...initial charges were true but the accusations by students were all made up. I don't know this guy nor all the particulars of the case...but it does sound fishy.
  • by Trudy Castrogiovanni Location: Colorado Springs on May 31, 2011 at 07:15 PM
    It's such a shame to see a young person just throw away their whole life like this. If I could ask him just one question.... was it WORTH what you have given up? Such a sorry, sad situation....
  • by Sadly on May 31, 2011 at 04:41 PM
    I initially hoped for this guy's innocence based on what we'd been provided-not that I knew him or anything, but because the story and the suddenly materializing witnesses seemed a little fishy. However, it certainly seems that they are finding enough evidence to prosecute him on these charges and it will be up to the jury to decide his fate. If he is the monster that he has been made out to be, I hope the jury gives him the maximum.
  • by Dave Location: COS on May 31, 2011 at 04:22 PM
    @Citizen K: Disagree, to say all kids are naive at 12 is nonsense. If he is quilty so be it. But again, if there are false accusers driven by money then they are no better than him!
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      by Citizen K on Jun 1, 2011 at 08:59 AM in reply to Dave
      I didn't say that *all* kids at age 12 are naive. Some are very wise, and catch on to things more quickly than their peers. However- if your coach, your ROLE MODEL, sent a letter home basically telling your parents most of what he'd be doing, and they said it was ok, I can see A LOT of kids "falling for it". It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that he earned their trust and conned them and then without seemingly doing so outright, violated them (again- if it is indeed true). I completely agree that if there are people out there after his or the department's or the district's money, and have defamed his character falsely- then they should face SERIOUS charges. Because if he is in fact innocent of the sex assaults, then that is horrible. If he is guilty then that's ALSO completely horrid. But, I also happen to think that he has committed at least SOME of the assaults that they're saying he did.
  • by Anonymous on May 31, 2011 at 03:23 PM
    Lifers make great pen pals. ;)
  • by ME Location: springs on May 31, 2011 at 02:28 PM
    awww..Scary huh...This is how they serve and protect us?Who in this day and age can you really trust.???? I know all Police Officers are not like this, but HOW DO YOU KNOW??? Hopefully the system will make him an example of what wearing that badge means...From a concerned parent and citizen.
  • by Citizen K on May 31, 2011 at 02:26 PM
    @ Dave- kids *ARE* that naive... If you had a note sent home by your school cop/wrestling coach telling your parents that you'd be checked for ringworm and your parents signed off on that, and if your friends all went in to be examined one by one, YOU'D fall for it too at age 12.
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