2 accused in sexual assaults of girl, 11

A pair of Montrose men have been jailed on allegations they repeatedly sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl, according to Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn.

Melton Brown, 51, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual assault on a child as a pattern of abuse and sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Brown’s arrest happened one day after Richard Colbert, 49, was booked into the Montrose County Jail on identical charges, which Chinn said involve the same alleged victim.

Montrose booking records indicate both men are being held on $75,000 bonds.

Arrest warrant affidavits, which detail law enforcement’s factual charging basis, have been filed under seal, Chinn said.

Chinn pointed to the status of the affidavits in declining comment on a host of questions, but he said detectives believe the men assaulted the girl at different times on several occasions.


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