Police: Man repeatedly sexually assaulted girl

Brian Corwin

A 45-year-old Grand Junction man faces a slew of child sex assault charges for allegedly having sexual contact with an underage girl on multiple occasions.

Brian Corwin, of the 500 block of Eastmoor Drive, was advised on five possible counts of sex assault on a child as a pattern of abuse, each a class 3 felony, and five counts of sex assault on a child from a position of trust, also class 3 felonies.

If convicted on the pattern counts at trial, Corwin would be facing a mandatory sentence in the state Department of Corrections.

An affidavit for Corwin’s arrest alleges that he had sexual contact with the girl when she was 11 years old.

Corwin was interviewed by a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigator earlier this month, about the accusations that date as far back as July 2012.

Investigators wrote that the alleged victim initially told a counselor about the sexual contact, and she later wrote a detailed account of Corwin sexually abusing her, detailing at least four separate incidents of abuse.

In his arrest affidavit, investigators allege Corwin attributed his behavior to often being drunk, and when confronted with specific accusations, he often said the victim’s story is plausible.

“If she is saying it happened it’s very well possible, cause I was pretty well drunk. But I don’t remember it,” Corwin allegedly said about one specific assault accusation.

Prosecutor Mark Hand called the allegations “quite alarming” in court on Wednesday, and sought a cash-only bond for Corwin.

A defense attorney said Corwin’s sole brush with law enforcement has been a traffic offense, and requested a personal-recognizance bond.

Mesa County Court Judge Craig Henderson said he “must do everything (he can) to protect public safety,” and issued Corwin a $25,000 cash-only bond. His next court date is May 25.


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