Tag Archives: Boulder sex offenders

Perverts preying on coeds; what to do?

You can either accept responsibility for your own safety (and get some self-defense training), which includes STAYING AWAY from parties with alcohol and drugs, or you can be a victim of the predators and your own poor judgment. The choice is yours, ladies!

— MRW

‘George Tiba again found guilty of sexual assault in Boulder retrial’

See the report in the Daily Camera here. Copied below in its entirety:

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George Tiba (Colorado Department of Corrections)

For the second time in four years, a Boulder County jury on Friday found George Tiba guilty of sexually assaulting a Boulder woman he met at a downtown Boulder bar in 2013.

Tiba, 52, was found guilty of sexual assault on a physically helpless victim and sexual assault on a victim incapable of appraising her condition after about two hours of deliberation late Thursday and early Friday.

Tiba was originally convicted of sexual assault in this case in 2013, but was granted a retrial after the conviction was overturned on appeal. But after a four-day trial, a new jury came to the same conclusion as the 2013 jury.

“We are incredibly thankful for the hard work from this jury, and that we have been able to achieve justice for this survivor and other women in our community,” said Assistant District Attorney Katharina Booth, who prosecuted the case with Deputy District Attorney Fred Johnson. “We believe the verdicts in this case have gone a long way to protecting the safety of our community.”

Tiba is now set for a sentencing hearing on Oct. 19. The first sex assault count could carry four to 12 years in prison, or up to 24 years if a judge found aggravating factors, while the second carries a two to six year prison range with up to 12 years with aggravating factors.

Both of the sexual assault charges are also subject to Colorado’s indeterminate sentencing laws, which means Tiba could wind up spending the rest of his life in prison.

He already is serving a 12-year prison sentence on a burglary charge that was not overturned during the appeal, but Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett said it was still important to his office to retry the sexual assault counts.

“The community should continue to know that sexual violence and violence against women is a priority for the office, and the time and effort that went into this case is a great reflection of that,” Garnett said. “We don’t get many cases reversed, but when we do, the first thing you do is check with the victim on retrying the case.

“But the heart of this case was the sexual assault allegation, and it’s important for the verdict to reflect the truth of what happened, so it was important we continued to pursue the charges until we reached justice.”

Booth also noted that sex offender registration and treatment hinged on a conviction on the sexual assault counts and also said Tiba already will be up for parole on the burglary count next year. Booth credited the victim in Tiba’s case for being willing to go through a trial twice.

“We are incredibly proud of her and her ability to, despite the extreme trauma she’s had to experience, be able to speak out and to come forward and make a substantial difference in protecting herself and protecting other women,” Booth said. “What many people can’t do once, this survivor has done twice very admirably and courageously.”

In their closing arguments on Thursday, prosecutors said that in 2013 Tiba aggressively hit on the then-22-year-old victim at the Walrus Saloon, separated her from her friends and convinced her to let him drive her home.

He then raped her after she passed out, took “trophy pictures” and stole items from her apartment.

Johnson told the jury that the woman was intoxicated and couldn’t recall portions of the night, but she clearly remembered telling Tiba that she wasn’t going to have sex with him.

“Women who go out with friends to have a good time are not fair game for rape,” Johnson told jurors during closing arguments Thursday afternoon. “From the moment he saw her at the bar to the last moment when he had her alone in her bedroom, he wasn’t going to take no for an answer.”

Tiba’s attorney, Sydney Dolan, argued that the victim had been through a traumatic experience and there was no reason to not believe her testimony, but gaps in the evidence presented made it impossible for the prosecution to prove its case.

“The prosecution in this case and taken the evidence that does exist and information that doesn’t exist and taken it to places where evidence doesn’t exist and created a story,” Dolan said. “It’s a story that fills in gaps where there isn’t any evidence.”

Boulder police say the victim had injuries consistent with assault, and Tiba told police during questioning that the woman had been drunk but had consented to sex.

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The pervert will — unless changes are made at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless — wind up in a “parole bed” at some point and begin trolling for new victims. It’s what pervs do!

— MRW 

‘Police alert public to 2 sexually violent predators in Boulder’

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!

By Max R. Weller

Read the report in the Daily Camera. Excerpt copied below:

Boulder County law enforcement today notified the community of two court-designated sexually violent predators — both with a history of sex crimes against children — who will be released into or residing in Boulder.

Joseph Jay Halliday, 22, is serving his work-release sentence out of the Boulder County Jail in Boulder after pleading guilty to attempted sex assault on a child and sexual exploitation of a child in a 2012 case in Boulder County, for which he also served a prison sentence.

Joseph Jay Halliday

Joseph Jay Halliday (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)

And guess who is back, for the umpteenth time? Continuing excerpt:

Police also announced that Kerry Fitzgerald Whitfield, 51, who works in Aurora, will be in the Boulder area because he “parks his van, and motorhome, in various parking lots throughout the city of Boulder.” 

Whitfield pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child in Denver in 2004. He also was arrested in Boulder in 2011 for failing to register as a sex offender, to which he pleaded guilty.

Kerry Whitfield

Kerry Whitfield (Boulder Police Department)

You can check Boulder PD’s online sex offender registry to see their addresses, which might very well be that of Boulder Shelter for the Homeless at 4869 N. Broadway.

BTW, the term Sexually Violent Predator is applied to those offenders who have shown no remorse for their crimes and who are at high risk to re-offend.

I don’t expect we’ll be hearing from the do-gooders — Isabel McDevitt, Joy Eckstine Redstone, Greg Harms, Mike Homner, Darren O’Connor, et al — about these two perverts because they cater to them just as they do to all other bums who come to our fair city.

Thanks to the homeless shelter/services industry, my north Boulder neighborhood is going to HELL

A LITTLE MORE ACCOUNTABILITY, A LITTLE LESS ENABLING

By Max R. Weller

When I got up to answer Nature’s call at my campsite about 9PM last night, I saw a panhandler on the corner of N. Broadway & U.S. 36, standing there in the dark and expecting motorists to roll down their windows and give him money. Would you be that reckless, if you had to stop for the red light? There are now more of these total jackasses at nearby Boulder Shelter for the Homeless and wandering around the neighborhood at all hours than in any summer since I’ve been here (I arrived in early 2008), and a big reason for it is the so-called Summer Bed program, sort of like a preschool before the bums enter First Step (kindergarten, if you will) and then the Transition Program itself (1st Grade).

As I’ve pointed out many times over the years I’ve been blogging about homelessness here in the Boulder Bubble, many of the same bums just recycle through this worthless program over and over — and they never do “transition” to stable housing on a permanent basis, typically being evicted by landlords for a variety of reasons. This is true even when the landlord is one of the nonprofits; just look at the 1175 Lee Hill Housing First project, right next door to BSH, a collaboration between Boulder Housing Partners and BSH. One of their misfit alcoholics who was recently tossed from her brand new $200,000+ apartment (where she was permitted to drink as much as she wanted) spent yesterday passed out, face-down, on private property in front of the storage unit business across the street.

Thank you, Greg Harms and Betsey Martens, for improving the quality of life for residents who live around this new Homeless Ghetto:

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“You people in the neighborhood are a bunch of NIMBYs, whining about our compassionate stance toward chronically homeless substance abusers with a dual diagnosis of mental illness, so we’re ending this discussion.”

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The $6 million initially spent to build this 31-unit Housing First boondoggle could have gone to housing ALL of Boulder’s homeless people in Tiny House communities; instead, hundreds remain on the streets while pampered drunks continue to screw up! 

Let’s NOT forget to mention the registered sex offenders who live at BSH (note the street address of 4869 N. Broadway). Most other homeless shelters across America will no longer accept these perverts, mostly child molesters, as clients.

Some days are better than others, but that’s when all of the worst-behaved bums decide to go downtown. I know they’ll be returning to north Boulder, and more transients from Denver and elsewhere are showing up all the time in the mistaken belief that BSH’s emergency overnight dorms are still open during the summer; October 15th through April 30th, unless you want to get into the aforementioned program(s).

Better for everyone that you stay in Denver or wherever else you’re at now, because our fair city is NOT the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

That’s all for today. and I may take a few days off, having had my fill of the bums’ bull****.