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DENVER — The son of former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb was arrested Friday on a number of charges for sexual abusing a child, according to court documents.

Allen Webb, 55, faces at least seven charges, including three counts of sexual assault on a child, three counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and one count of sexual assault on a child as part of a pattern of abuse.

At least one of the alleged crimes occurred in 2002, according to court records. There is no statute of limitations for sexual assault on a child.

Allen Webb appeared in Denver court for the first time Friday. Bond was denied.

Allen Webb has a significant criminal history. According to records, he has been sentenced on charges of robbery, assault and dangerous drug possession.

Wellington Webb was mayor from 1991 until 2003. When contacted, the former mayor said he does not discuss family matters during the weekend and declined to comment.