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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Brighton man charged in sexual assault on a child


A Brighton man has been arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on a child following an investigation by the Commerce City/Brighton Sexual Assault Task Force.  

At about 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, detectives from the task force, composed of detectives from both Commerce City and Brighton Police Departments, took 21-year-old Victor Lee Merritt, of Brighton, into custody. Merritt was booked into the Adams County Detention Center on charges of Sexual Assault on a Child. Due to the age of the victim, no additional information is being released.

These charges are merely accusations, and the accused should be considered innocent until and unless convicted in a court of law.

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