DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!
By Max R. Weller
Kerry Whitfield mug shot
The label of Sexually Violent Predator is only given to an individual convicted of a sex crime after careful evaluation in the Colorado DOC, and it indicates a higher risk of re-offending; among other criteria, the SVP shows no remorse for his crime and blames others for his problems with the law.
I’ve seen Kerry Whitfield hanging around Boulder Shelter for the Homeless for years, just coming and going as he pleases, although he was in the First Step / Transition Program briefly. It’s no surprise at all to any thinking person that he has now been arrested for two more sexual assaults in Boulder. Read ‘Sexually Violent Predator’ accused of sexually assaulting 2 in Boulder in the Longmont Times-Call. Copied below in its entirety:
A man ruled to be a “sexually violent predator” was arrested in Longmont on Thursday on suspicion that he sexually assaulted two people in separate incidents last year.
Boulder police allege the sexual assaults — which were not immediately reported to police — took place in Kerry Whitfield’s van after the victims purchased and ingested drugs. Whitfield knew both victims, according to police.
Whitfield was ruled to be a “sexually violent predator” in 2007 and is currently registered under that designation in Boulder and Aurora, police said.
Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Cordingly confirmed that Whitfield was arrested at the north Walmart in Longmont, 2514 Main St., on Thursday.
Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said Longmont police assisted Boulder officers with the arrest.
Whitfield pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child in Denver in 2004. He also was arrested in Boulder (near Bridge House, which he frequented — MRW) in 2011 for failing to register as a sex offender, to which he pleaded guilty.
Whitfield was convicted of attempted sexual assault on a child, third-degree assault and felony menacing in 2005 in relation to a Denver case.
He served four years in prison and spent two years on parole.
It’s been my understanding that Whitfield’s victim in Denver was his 12-year-old niece.
BSH at 4869 N. Broadway is a haven for registered sex offenders, many of them child molesters, and last time I counted there were about two dozen perverts either listing that address or simply noted as homeless: City of Boulder Registered Sex Offenders. Some of them have come here from other states, thanks to the inappropriate compassion of Boulder’s apologists / enablers for the worst-behaved bums, a reputation known among homeless people nationwide.
Here’s where Boulder City Council needs to step in — most homeless shelter / services providers across the country do NOT accept registered sex offenders as clients. Boulder Shelter for the Homeless needs to do likewise, and a strongly-worded public statement from one or more members of BCC would do the trick; the last thing the executive director and board members of BSH want is any bad publicity that would offend potential donors.
I’ll go out on a limb, but not very far, and presume that Whitfield’s most recent victims are vulnerable homeless women. Where is the do-gooders’ compassion for them?