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Jury convicts Evans man of sexually assaulting underage girl, exploiting several others

Posted on 04/25/2018
Zachary Myers MugshotGREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) - After a week-long trial, a jury convicted an Evans man Tuesday afternoon on 19 separate charges for sexually assaulting a Weld County girl, and exploiting several others from across the country.

Zachary Myers, 23, was arrested in March of 2016 after police found child pornography on his cell phone. Officers also found manipulative conversations between Myers and multiple underage girls from several states.

He had coerced the young females into sending him nude photos of themselves.

When they would refuse, Myers would threaten them and threaten to kill himself.

The Evans Police Department was the lead agency on this investigation. Arynn Clark and Michael Pirraglia from the Weld County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.

The jury deliberated for about an hour-and-a-half after closing arguments ended Tuesday afternoon.

Jurors found Myers guilty of all 19 charges listed below:

COUNT 1: SEXUAL ASSAULT ON A CHILD (F3)
COUNT 2: FALSE IMPRISONMENT (M2)
COUNT 3: ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE (M1)
COUNT 4: INTERNET SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F4)
COUNT 5: INTERNET SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F4)
COUNT 6: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F4)
COUNT 7: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F4)
COUNT 8: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (F3)
COUNT 9: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F4)
COUNT 10: CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT INTERNET SEXUAL
EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F5)
COUNT 11: OBSCENITY (F6)
COUNT 12: CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (F4)
COUNT 13: OBSCENITY (F6)
COUNT 14: CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (F4)
COUNT 15: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (F3)
COUNT 16: CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN (F4)
COUNT 17: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F4)
COUNT 18: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F4)
COUNT 19: SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A CHILD (F4)

WHAT’S NEXT:
A sentencing hearing is scheduled for June 29th at 2:30 p.m.