Parachute man arrested on child sex assault charge |

Parachute man arrested on child sex assault charge

Ryan Summerlin
Jason Finney

A 41-year-old Parachute man was arrested Sept. 3 on a child sex assault charge.

Parachute police were dispatched that evening after a woman reported that her 16-year-old daughter had been sexually assaulted.

A witness told police that through a window he saw Jason Finney having sex with the underage girl, who later confirmed this to her mother.

While being interviewed, Finney suggested to police that someone started a rumor about seeing him have sex with the underage girl.

Finney was arrested on a charge of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, a class 4 felony.

Finney is being held in the Garfield County Jail on a $60,000 bail.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User