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January 24, 2002


Contact: Lynn Kimbrough, 720-913-9025


Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter, Jr. filed formal charges today against Gerald Lewis (DOB:11-11-67) in connection with a kidnapping and sexual assault that occurred on January 3, 2002 in Denver.

Lewis is charged with two counts of second degree kidnapping (F2 and F4), sexual assault (F3) and second degree burglary (F4).

The victim, a 15-year-old girl, was babysitting a younger child at a Denver church when she was kidnapped and assaulted. Denver police detectives identified Lewis as a suspect and obtained an arrest warrant on January 19, 2002. Lewis remains in custody in the Denver County Jail. His bond was set at $10 million dollars.

He is scheduled to appear in Denver County Court, room 12T, on Monday, January 28, 2002, at 8:30 a.m. to be formally advised of the charges against him.

The presumptive range for sentencing on a class two felony is 8 to 24 years in prison; the range for a class three felony is 4 to 12 years; the range for a class four felony is 2 to 6 years.

*The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo. RPC 3.6


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