DA: No charges against man accused in Johnstown teen’s kidnapping, assault
DENVER — Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck decided he will not file charges against a man arrested after a Johnstown teenager was allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted, a spokesperson said Wednesday.
David Calderon, 38, was arrested last week in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of the teen from Johnstown.
The teenager, whose name we are withholding because she is the victim of a sexual assault, was kidnapped on January 24th, police said.
“The 16-year-old girl told investigators on Jan. 24, that Calderon had forced her into his vehicle, sexually assaulted her and held her against her will,” said Weld County DA spokesman Health Montgomery.
“While charges will not be filed at this time, the District Attorney emphasizes that the investigation remains active and that charges could still be filed at a later time,” he added.
Calderon’s family has maintained that he is innocent.
At his first court appearance, more than a dozen members of Calderon’s family showed up to proclaim his innocence.
“My brother is a very strong person he’s a very good person. I don’t understand what is going on. We’re all devastated,” said Calderon’s sister. “We’re confused. This has just been a mess for all of us.”
Officials say Calderon remained in the Weld County jail Wednesday night on $50,000 bond for failure to comply with probation for possession of a controlled substance.