Sep 18, 2009 10:04 PM by James Jarman

Updated: Parole Officer arrested on sex assault charges

Arrest affidavit claims a Colorado Dept. of Corrections parole officer in Colorado Springs had sex with a parolee. The alleged victim says she and Parole Officer Richard Riley, 45, had sex twice, once in June 2008, and again in January or Febuary of 2009.

According to the arrest affidavit, the alleged victim says she was "afraid to refuse to have sex with Mr. Riley because he was her parole officer; and the other reason was because she felt flattered by his compliments on her appearance..."

The second time they had sex was in January or February of 2009, the victim couldn;t recall an exact date.  Then 6 months later, on July 4th, she showed up at Memorial Hospital. The court record's been redacted so it's unclear what condition she suffered, but it does state the condition was the "result of emotional guilt she'd been experiencing since she had sexual intercourse" with Riley.

The victim also told police that Riley told her another parole officer in his officer had been fired for having sex with a parolee. Department of Corrections confirms a Parole Officer's employment was terminated in 2008 for sexual misconduct.

Colorado Springs police arrested a Colorado Dept. of Corrections parole officer this week on charges of sex assault.

Police say they arrested Richard Riley, 45, on a class 4 felony charge of sex assault, after a 2 month long investigation. He turned himself in Thursday.


A DOC spokeswoman says Riley is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the police investigation and the DOC's internal investigation.

News First 5 has not been able to contact Riley yet.


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