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Sex offense defendant Echeverria out on bail

Ryan Summerlin
rsummerlin@postindependent.com
Jose Ignacio Echeverria
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Jose Ignacio Echeverria got out of Garfield County jail on a $35,000 bond May 27, three days after Judge James Boyd lowered his bond from $50,000.

Echeverria was arrested in April and now is accused of sexually assaulting two, possibly three, developmentally disabled women in a Mountain Valley Developmental Services group home, where he was an overnight caretaker.

When he was initially arrested, investigators had statements from one woman at the Glenwood Springs group home that she was sexually assaulted by Echeverria. Since then investigators have discovered at least one more victim, and possibly a third, said Assistant District Attorney Anne Norrdin.

He faces two counts of crimes against at-risk adults (sexual assault), a class 2 felony.

Boyd lowered Echeverria’s bail on May 24, noting his lack of criminal history and significant community ties. The judge also said the mitigating circumstances in this case were not available when the initial bond was set.

Echeverria’s next court appearance is scheduled June 28.


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