Palisade man wanted by FBI for alleged sex assault

James David Tiner

The FBI announced today that a former Palisade man is wanted on allegations that he sexually assaulted a child and fled from prosecution.

A state warrant was issued for the arrest of James David Tiner, 59, in April, charging him with sexual assault on a child, sexual assault on a child in a pattern of abuse and sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. A federal arrest warrant was issued June 11 after Tiner was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

Authorities say Tiner sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl on multiple occasions between September 2009 and June 2010 after advertising himself in the newspaper as a music teacher for hire. According to the FBI, Tiner had at least four sexual encounters with the child, who attended the lessons at Tiner’s home, and a search of the home allegedly turned up multiple videos and photographs of the girl while she was naked and performing sexual acts with Tiner. Additional photos of unknown pre-pubescent, nude females also were found in Tiner’s home, the FBI said.

Tiner may be driving a red Isuzu Rodeo with Colorado license plates 577YGP or unknown Arkansas plates. He also may be in the company of his dog “Kili.” Tiner is known to be an avid outdoorsman and possibly staying in campgrounds or national parks. He is known to abuse drugs, according to the FBI.

Tiner has ties to Little Rock, Ark., and was last seen in that area on June 15, 2012.

Anyone with information is asked to call their local FBI office.


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