Man on probation arrested on suspicion of sex assault |

Man on probation arrested on suspicion of sex assault

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” A man who was on probation after a 2006 sexual assault on a child was arrested again last Thursday after allegedly admitting in a sex offender group to touching a 6-year-old boy.

The man, Vinton Ross Clark, 49, had reportedly been living in an apartment in downtown Glenwood Springs. The assault was suspected of occurring over two years earlier, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

A probation officer told the Garfield County Department of Human Services that Clark admitted touching the boy during the group, which was part of his probation until he got kicked out, the affidavit says.

A Garfield County sheriff’s detective investigated, obtained an arrest warrant and took Clark into custody on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, sexual assault on a child, child abuse and aggravated incest.

Clark posted a $25,000 bond the next day and appeared for formal filing of charges in court Wednesday.

The detective wrote in an affidavit that the Sheriff’s Office arrested Clark in 2006 on suspicion of sexual assault on a child. He allegedly touched a girl inappropriately and a school counselor heard about it and reported it to law enforcement. Clark pleaded guilty to an attempted sexual assault on a child and got four years probation, the affidavit says.

He also had three contempt of court arrests since 2007.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121

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