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Man convicted of sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl in Westminster disappeared before sentencing

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A nationwide warrant has been issued for a man convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, the Westminster Police Department said.

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for 28-year-old Timothy Chavez.

(Photo: Westminster Police Department)

(Photo: Westminster Police Department)

He is 5-foot-8 and weighs 180 pounds. He has black hair and hazel eyes.

Chavez was convicted of kidnapping, false imprisonment, sexual assault by submission/force, harassment, sexual assault with a 10-year age difference and sexual contact without consent. The assault occurred on Jan. 16, 2015.

Police said Chavez failed to appear for his sentencing and is “at large in the community.”

“These charges are very serious, and it is in the best interest of the community to have Chavez taken into custody to ensure that he is not able to victimize another child,” police said.

Police said Chavez should be considered dangerous and warned people not approach him.

Anyone who sees Chavez or knows his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.