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Weld man could spend life in prison for sexually assaulting child, possessing child porn

Posted on 07/27/2020
Charles Young-HicksGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A Weld County man faces life in prison after being convicted in February of six charges in a child sex assault case.

A judge sentenced Charles Young-Hicks, 26, Thursday to 37.5 years to life in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Detectives with the Greeley Police Department started investigating Young-Hicks in April of 2018, after a child victim disclosed to an adult that the defendant had sexually assaulted her.

During the investigation, detectives executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Weld County residence and seized his electronics, where they also found child pornography.

Greeley police arrested him in January of 2019, after a 9-month long investigation.

Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of: one count of Sexual Assault on a Child: Position of Trust-Victim less than 15 and as part of a Pattern of Abuse, two counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children, one count of Obscenity, one count of Child Abuse, and one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

Deputy District Attorney Tamara Love prosecuted this case.