Colorado Springs postmaster accused of attempted sexual assault

An investigation tied to Postmaster Stevenson Begay is underway.
Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 5:12 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2022 at 6:11 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The Colorado Springs postmaster was in jail on Wednesday, according to online records.

Stevenson Begay was sworn in as the 26th postmaster for Colorado Springs on June 16.

“Since the matter is a criminal investigation, we are unable to comment on any specifics,” part of an email from James Boxrud with the United States Postal Service reads. “However, we can state he will be placed in a non-duty status pending the outcome of the investigation.”

Arrest papers obtained by 11 News state an officer was called to a hotel on Nov. 20 in regards to the case against Begay. Arrest papers state the officer contacted the victim and learned Begay had allegedly gone to the victim’s hotel room for drinks. The victim told police she informed Begay on “several instances” that she was uncomfortable with him being in her room and that at one point he removed his shirt. The victim reportedly messaged two coworkers saying she was uncomfortable while asking for help.

The coworkers told police they knocked on the hotel door before Begay answered shirtless and intoxicated. Begay then allegedly shut the door and grabbed the victim by the shoulder, pushing her into the bedroom.

The incident remains under investigation as Begay is accused of attempted sexual assault. The District Attorney’s Office is expected to make final determination on potential charges, according to Denver Police.