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‘Boulder rapist Christopher Lawyer could spend rest of life in prison after having parole revoked’

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By Mitchell Byars

Staff Writer

Convicted rapist Christopher Lawyer is headed back to prison, and could spend the rest of his life there, after officials revoked his parole Monday.

Lawyer, 43, appeared at the Washington County Jail in Akron on Monday morning for a hearing on several alleged parole violations out of California, where the court-designated “sexually violent predator” had moved after unsuccessful attempts to live in Boulder County.

The Parole Board ruled that Lawyer did, in fact, violate the terms of his release, and revoked his parole for the remainder of his term, which originally was an indeterminate sentence of 12 years to life, according to Colorado Department of Corrections spokesman Mark Fairbairn.

Lawyer still will be able to apply for parole, though Fairbairn said he did not know when Lawyer would next be able to apply.

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office wrote a letter recommending Lawyer’s parole be revoked, and Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said he spoke to the parole director and also had a deputy call into the hearing.

“His parole being revoked is the absolute right thing for our community,” Dougherty said. “Given his repeated conduct, he presents a very real danger to the community, and we’re grateful for all the efforts that went into his parole being revoked today.”

Boulder police Chief Greg Testa also attended Monday’s hearing to speak out against Layer’s release.

“Keeping our community safe is the police department’s primary responsibility,” Testa said in a statement after the hearing. “Over the last year, we have listened, provided information and worked to keep our community updated on Christopher Lawyer’s presence in our community. We understood and shared in our community’s concerns. It was out of these concerns that I have met with and written to the parole director on several occasions.

“This morning, I attended Mr. Lawyer’s parole revocation hearing, along with several others who provided input. I appreciate the parole board’s decision to revoke Mr. Lawyer’s parole, which will keep our community safer.”

This is Lawyer’s second parole violation. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail for his previous offense.

Lawyer was deemed a sexually violent predator — a label given by a judge or the parole board to sex offenders convicted of certain crimes and believed to be prone to reoffend — after he pleaded guilty in 2001 to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault and misdemeanor menacing in connection with the rape of a newspaper carrier.

Police in 2000 said Lawyer kidnapped a woman who was delivering newspapers at the Gold Run apartments in Boulder, forced her into her vehicle and taped her eyes and mouth shut.

Lawyer drove the woman to another location, raped her for more than an hour at gunpoint and attempted to make casual conversation afterward, saying he viewed it as a “normal date.”

The day before the rape, Lawyer forced his way into a University Hill home and attempted to rape a different woman. That woman was injured, but managed to escape.

He originally was sentenced to 12 years to life in prison, and was paroled in 2016.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars

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Kudos to Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa, a man I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, for taking a stance directly opposed to that of the people who run Boulder Shelter for the Homeless. 

Now, will Boulder City Council exert some pressure on BSH to stop sheltering other registered sex offenders, including child molesters, at their 4869 N. Broadway facility? Perhaps cutting off all city taxpayer funding would get the attention of Greg Harms and others:

— MRW

Have you asked why he smirks?

Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer

Read this article from the Daily Camera (also picked up by the Times-Call and the Denver Post on their Facebook pages), Boulder DA asks for rapist Christopher Lawyer to be sent back to prison.

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By Mitchell Byars

Staff Writer

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office has asked that convicted rapist Christopher Lawyer be sent back to prison after alleged violations in California have brought the court-designated “sexually violent predator” back to Colorado.

Lawyer, 43, was extradited to Colorado in early July and is being held in the Washington County Jail in Akron while he awaits a parole revocation hearing Monday.

Before the hearing, Boulder County Chief Trial Deputy Caryn Datz wrote a letter to the parole board asking that it revoke Lawyer’s parole.

“The parole board is now faced with a man who has violated parole in the past, in the most concerning manner possible: with repeated conduct that is sexual in nature, in direct violation of the conditions of his parole,” Datz wrote. “He now seeks to return to a scared and outraged community, following his nearly immediate and significant failure to comply with parole conditions in California.

“There are few offenders who put our community at greater risk than this man.”

In addition to the letter, Boulder County DA spokeswoman Catherine Olguin said a deputy from their office would call to speak at Lawyer’s hearing in Washington County and also said Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty has already spoken to the head of the board.

Lawyer moved to California in October through an interstate compact between the two states so he could live with a relative after failed attempts to reside in Boulder County due to community resistance.

But in February, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported that the disappearance of a woman Lawyer had been texting revealed that Lawyer — while cleared of suspicion in the woman’s death — had asked her for nude photographs, missed curfew, viewed pornography, and failed to disclose his status to two employers.

Should Lawyer’s parole be revoked, it would be the second time since his release from prison in 2016.

Lawyer already was found guilty in 2016 of violating his parole in Colorado for similar allegations, after his parole officer found pornographic material at his mother’s home in Boulder County and he was found to be hiking on unauthorized trails used by children.

He was sentenced to 180 days in prison for that violation, and following his release tried to live in several different parts of Boulder County — including Jamestown, Longmont and Boulder — but was met with community resistance.

“Each attempt was met with strong resistance by community members,” Datz wrote. “Mr. Lawyer’s release back into the community in 2016 caused unquantifiable distress to the residents of Boulder County… To say that citizens were outraged by Lawyer’s release is an understatement.”

Lawyer was deemed a sexually violent predator — a label given by a judge or the parole board to sex offenders convicted of certain crimes and believed to be prone to reoffend — after he pleaded guilty in 2001 to first-degree sexual assault, second-degree assault and misdemeanor menacing in connection with the rape of a newspaper carrier.

Police in 2000 said Lawyer kidnapped a woman who was delivering newspapers at the Gold Run apartments in Boulder, forced her into her vehicle and taped her eyes and mouth shut.

Lawyer drove the woman to another location, raped her for more than an hour at gunpoint and attempted to make casual conversation afterward, saying he viewed it as a “normal date.”

The day before the rape, Lawyer forced his way into a University Hill home and attempted to rape a different woman. That woman was injured, but managed to escape.

He was sentenced to 12 years to life in prison, and paroled in 2016.

Datz wrote in her letter that a presentence investigation found that Lawyer had problems with impulse control and had a high level of “psychotic disturbance.”

Datz wrote in her letter that at various times Lawyer has talked about a “compulsion to rape,” and talked bout going on a “mission to rape.”

“In consideration of Mr. Lawyer’s criminal conduct, impact on his victims, criminal history, status as a sexually violent predator, and on-going effect on the Boulder Community, we strongly oppose the release of Mr. Lawyer and recommend that his parole status be revoked,” Datz wrote.

Mitchell Byars: 303-473-1329, byarsm@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/mitchellbyars

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Here’s my comment left on the Facebook pages of the Times-Call and the Denver Post (I’ve been blocked from the Daily Camera for a long time):

Well, duh!

However, there’s the possibility that Mr. Lawyer will return to Boulder Shelter for the Homeless as a program resident, alongside several other registered sex offenders. He was there for months in 2017, living next to homeless women including survivors of sexual assault. The people running BSH care about one thing, $$$, and they were making money from the state of Colorado for sheltering this violent rapist.*

— MRW

*Isn’t it strange that this news report fails to mention Mr. Lawyer’s residency at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless in 2017, something that caused a lot of public outcry at the time?

Let’s all feel sorry for Christopher Lawyer, shall we?

This is what the leader of Boulder Rights Watch wrote on the Daily Camera Facebook page:

So the challenge of integrating a man the courts deemed well enough to return to society will have to be solved elsewhere. Not that I have all the answers, and the issue of SVPs is a tangled one, but all we can celebrate is having no solution. I don’t think that’s anything to be proud of. We also still have several such identified people here, so this doesn’t much change things. We still have to decide what we wish to do about finding a way to address such people in our community. If any of them reoffend, will we really be happy it happened to someone’s kid in California? Are we that self-serving?

This is so f***ed up on so many levels, I’ll just hit the lowlights:

1) Colorado parole authorities released Mr. Lawyer early, perhaps due to some influence from his mother, and it was NOT any judge who did so.

2) Mr. Lawyer HIMSELF requested to transfer his parole to California, and he will be required to register as a sex offender there, too.

3) Many of Boulder’s sex offenders are from other states! I’m sure O’Connor is aware of this, but he glosses it over; who knows why he’s LYING by omission?

4) How twisted is it to label concerned citizens as “self-serving” because they want to protect those who might fall prey to these predators? VERY TWISTED, especially when you consider that several homeless women who belong to Boulder Rights Watch took O’Connor to task on the issue of SVPs not very long ago. He just doesn’t get it . . . Apparently, Darren O’Connor is okay with numerous sex offenders living under the same roof at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless with survivors of these vicious felonies.

I’m hoping this clown no longer has any credibility with Boulder City Council members or city staff on any issue.

— MRW

Boulder Shelter’s cash cow — Christopher Lawyer — moving to California

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!

By Max R. Weller

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

Lawyer

Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer

Christopher Lawyer, a court-designated “sexually violent predator,” is set to move to California after a year of bouncing around Boulder County.

Lawyer, 42, had most recently been living at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless at 4869 N. Broadway. But Boulder police spokeswoman Laurie Ogden said that Lawyer’s parole officer informed the department that Lawyer has requested a travel voucher to move to California.

The move caps a year in which the convicted rapist continuously moved around Boulder County while being spurned by cities and residents following his release from prison.

Lawyer first moved in to Boulder County with his mother at 1265 Mallard Court last September, but was arrested on suspicion a parole violation within a few months after a parole officer found pornographic material in his possession.

After serving a brief prison sentence, Lawyer tried to move to the Bar-K neighborhood near Jamestown, but the move was met with staunch resistance from residents, and the Colorado Department of Corrections blocked the move because of the area’s distance from law enforcement.

After an unsuccessful attempt to move to Longmont, Lawyer managed to secure a parole bed at the homeless shelter in Boulder in May, a move that did not go over well with north Boulder residents.

Lawyer made a brief move to Longmont in early September but then once again moved back to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless.

Lawyer is believed to be the first person in Boulder County to gain the sexually violent predator designation after being convicted of rape in 2001. The label is given by a judge or the parole board to sex offenders convicted of certain crimes and believed to be prone to re-offend.

Police in 2000 said Lawyer kidnapped a Boulder woman who was delivering newspapers at the Gold Run apartments, forced her into her vehicle and taped her eyes and mouth shut. Lawyer drove the woman to another location, and raped her for more than an hour at gunpoint.

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In fact, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless was receiving $280 per week from Colorado parole authorities for providing a “parole bed” to Mr. Lawyer. People in the neighborhood must never forget how executive director Greg Harms chose to put financial greed ahead of the safety of families.

Unfortunately, there are many more registered sex offenders — including 3 other Sexually Violent Predators — being pampered by the misguided do-gooders here in Boulder, CO. See the Boulder Police online registry here, and note how many list the 4869 N. Broadway address of BSH or are otherwise labeled as homeless.

I don’t understand why anyone would choose to donate to the support of these perverts, who are already being enabled by funds from the Worthy Cause sales tax as well as other taxes. A pox on all of ’em!

Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer once again at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

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

Christopher Lawyer

Christopher Lawyer (Boulder Police Department)

Christopher Lawyer, a convicted rapist labeled a “sexually violent predator,” is back at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless after a brief stay in Longmont.

The Boulder Police Department announced Tuesday that Lawyer, 42, re-secured a bed at Boulder’s homeless shelter at 4869 N. Broadway.

Police said he de-registered with Longmont police after moving to the Lamplighter Motel, 1642 Main St., on a temporary basis Sept. 8.

Lawyer’s move to the Boulder shelter in May had upset nearby residents as the number of sexually violent predators at the shelter eventually rose to four.

Boulder police Chief Greg Testa earlier this month asked the Colorado Department of Corrections to stop paroling sexually violent predators to Boulder. However, Lawyer is the only one of the four living at the shelter on parole

Lawyer, convicted of rape in 2001, is believed to be the first person in Boulder County to gain the sexually violent predator designation. The label is given by a judge or the parole board to sex offenders convicted of certain crimes and believed to be prone to re-offend.

Police in 2000 said Lawyer kidnapped a Boulder woman who was delivering newspapers at the Gold Run apartments, forced her into her vehicle and taped her eyes and mouth shut. Lawyer drove the woman to another location, and raped her for more than an hour at gunpoint.

Lawyer was paroled last year and briefly lived with his mother in unincorporated Boulder County before he was found to be in possession of pornography, which violated his parole. After serving about six months in prison, he was released and attempted unsuccessfully to live in Jamestown and Longmont before moving to Boulder in May.

Police departments are authorized pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes to inform the public when a sexually violent predator moves into the community.

Anyone wanting more information can contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-4332.

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Maybe he tried to rape a housekeeper at the Lamplighter Motel over in Longmont, and the owner threw him out . . . One wonders if he will try to rape a vulnerable homeless woman at BSH. Will executive director Greg Harms kick Mr. Lawyer to the curb if he does? I wish we could depend on it, but I just don’t believe that Mr. Harms gives a darn about anything except the $$$ that BSH will once again receive for housing this predator.

— MRW

‘Sexually violent predator Christopher Lawyer moves to Longmont’

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!

By Max R. Weller

Gee, Chrissy, was it something we said? There had been a rumor circulating at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless during the week to the effect that Mr. Lawyer’s mother, who tried to corruptly influence the State Parole Board on his behalf, was going to buy a home in Lyons so her son could live with her there. As you’ll recall, that arrangement didn’t work out when the two lived just east of Boulder city limits because Mr. Lawyer violated parole by possessing violent pornography.

What a piece of work, and you can say that about both mother and son.

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

Christopher Lawyer

Christopher Lawyer (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office / Courtesy Photo)

Christopher Lawyer, a “sexually violent predator” whose residence at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless has caused an uproar among residents of the neighborhoods surrounding the shelter, has moved to Longmont.

Longmont police announced that Lawyer, 42, will be living at the Lamplighter Motel, 1642 Main St., on a temporary basis. He will be one of four sexually violent predators living in the city, according to a news release.

Longmont has 273 registered sex offenders currently living in city limits. Lawyer will join three other sexually violent predators, two of whom are listed as transients by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Lawyer moved into the Boulder shelter in May, upsetting nearby residents as the number of sexually violent predators at the shelter rose to four. Boulder police Chief Greg Testa has asked the Colorado Department of Corrections to stop paroling sexually violent predators to Boulder.

Lawyer, who was convicted of rape in 2001, is believed to be the first person in Boulder County to gain the sexually violent predator designation, which is assigned to sex offenders convicted of certain crimes who possess personality traits that authorities believe make them prone to committing further offenses.

Police in 2000 said Lawyer kidnapped a Boulder woman who was delivering newspapers at the Gold Run apartments, forced her into her vehicle and taped her eyes and mouth shut. Lawyer drove the woman to another location, raped her for more than an hour at gunpoint and attempted to make casual conversation afterward.

Lawyer was paroled last year and briefly lived with his mother in unincorporated Boulder County before he was found to be in possession of pornography, which violated his parole. After serving about six months in prison, he was released and attempted unsuccessfully to live in Jamestown and Longmont before moving to Boulder.

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So much for BSH executive director Greg Harms’ attempts to “rehabilitate” Mr. Lawyer, while the homeless shelter received $280 per week from Colorado DOC. Apparently, Mr. Harms has also failed in trying to reset Boulder police policy to welcome SVPs into our community; we hope he’ll stop trying to play ersatz police chief now.

Let’s keep up the pressure on local do-gooders, until the number of registered sex offenders (including Sexually Violent Predators most likely to re-offend) at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless is zero.

Random stuff 5/23/2017

DONATING TO A BOULDER, CO NONPROFIT DOES NOT HELP THE HOMELESS! 

By Max R. Weller

1) “Joe” left another comment here (deleted, of course, because I don’t allow anonymous statements without a compelling reason) in which he claims that my blog misses the big picture about homelessness. Then he goes completely off base by stating that for every druggie at Boulder Shelter for the Homeless there are ten program residents who succeed in “getting back on their feet” as the trite saying goes. TEN? I haven’t found ONE in any local program, although Bridge House’s Ready to Work tried to fool us with this ridiculous piece by “Jay Young” in the Daily CameraJoe, I want you to know that I always loved your commercials. How did you end up “on the streets” in our city?

2) As I rode past Alfalfa’s at the corner of Broadway & Arapahoe this morning I saw an example of the vandalism reported by the DC. It consisted of the words F*** Trump and the international symbol for A**hole:

Don’t be misled again by the polls, as most of us were last Fall. If this is what the Left is offering America, get ready for a second Trump term in the White House.

BTW, why would you pick on Alfalfa’s along with Wells Fargo? I don’t believe the vandals have any coherent message . . . The miscreants are most likely wayward trustafarian youths with too much time on their hands. If arrested and then convicted, I hope the judge sentences them to 30 days of scrubbing toilets at Boulder Shelter — because the lazy program residents there NEVER do!

3) I observed Sexually Violent Predator Christopher Lawyer at the Shelter this morning; he was seated near the front desk recharging his ankle monitor, until he noticed people looking at him. He moved as far away from view as he could, back into a corner near the west entrance. Apparently, he’s no longer the grinning sociopath we saw in the media . . . Here is the only effective “treatment” for rapists, giving them a taste of what it’s like to be victimized:

4) The rain yesterday afternoon and evening was something I enjoyed, as I huddled in my burrow and listened to the patter of raindrops, eating Ritz crackers dabbed with peanut butter. The mice enjoyed a couple of stale hot dog buns. The prairie dogs got NOTHING.