Arapahoe Sheriff employee arrested on sexual assault

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CENTENNIAL (KDVR) – A civilian employee with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested after a girl claimed that he forced himself upon her after she repeatedly rejected his advances.

Caleb May, 19, faces counts of sexual assault and false imprisonment in the incident, which happened in the girl’s vehicle in a parking lot in Centennial, according to his arrest affidavit.

The girl, identified as a juvenile who knows May as an acquaintance, reported the incident on Wednesday.

May was taken into custody the next day and made an appearance in court, when bond was set at $65,000.

May had “made several advances toward her and has attempted to pursue a romantic relationship with her,” even though she denied his advances, the affidavit states.

The girl told police May forced himself on her while the two sat talking in her car during her school break, according to the affidavit. They had crossed paths in the parking lot, as she sat in her own vehicle and he drove by in his sheriff’s office uniform and marked department vehicle.

When she told him she needed to get back to class, “he reached over and put his arms around her” and assaulted her as she told him no and pulled away, according to the affidavit.

The Sheriff’s Office said May’s position, a civilian role with no enforcement powers, involves taking reports for low-priority calls with no suspect information. He had been involved with the department’s Explorer program for teens and young adults.

May is on unpaid administrative leave pending both an internal investigation and the criminal case.

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