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Canon City man accused in child sex investigation

Published On: Nov 18 2013 02:47:13 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 18 2013 02:50:21 PM CST

Cañon City Police Department

Richard Lee Fortson


A Cañon City man is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl during a sleepover at his house.

The investigation began on August 6, 2013. Police released information about the case on November 18, 2013.

Police say a call from a local health care facility prompted the investigation, which led to the arrest of Richard Lee Fortson, age 40.

Fortson is facing a charge of sexual assault on a child. He's being held at the Fremont County Detention Center on $6,000 bond.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Cañon City Police Department at 719-276-5600.


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