Francisco Barraza-Porras- Colorado- 2020 Mar 14, 2020 1:22:44 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 14, 2020 1:22:44 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: CBS Denver website via 20th Judicial District Attorney's Office)
From CBS Denver:
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — Authorities in Boulder County are asking for the public’s help in locating Francisco Barraza-Porras after he didn’t show up for the start of his trial on charges of Sexual Assault on a Child last week.
A warrant for the 47-year-old’s arrest was issued March 2 by the Boulder district court judge who expected to preside over the trial that day. The new warrant’s bond is $100,000 — a much larger amount than the $5,000 bond Barraza-Porras paid in January 2019 to get out of police custody.
The case has experienced motions and continuances in the time since his release. None of the activity shown in online court records suggests Barraza-Porras was absent from any of the proceedings. That is, until the day of his trial.
Those court records also show police investigators opened the case against Barraza-Porras in September of 2018. He was formally charged by Boulder County prosecutors with four felony counts involving an underage victim. Barraza-Porras pleaded not guilty to all four charges.
The listed dates of the offenses cover a 10-year span, meaning prosecutors believe the alleged sexual assaults began when the victim was no older than 5 years of age.
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials, meanwhile, had launched a detainer request with Boulder County authorities in hopes of getting their hands on Barraza-Porras, known to ICE as an undocumented immigrant.
According to an ICE spokesperson, Boulder County never alerted the office of Barraza-Porras’s presence while he was in jail or in court.
Barraza-Porras’s last known residence was in Lafayette.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Barraza-Porras is asked to contact Investigator Kristin Weisbach at (303) 441-3811.
Thoughts? I feel safe to reasonably assume that Barraza-Porras is unfortunately still at large as of this posting date (March 14th, 2020) since the above article is from earlier in the week and nothing since then. However, if anyone ever has any updates/proof-of-updates, they are always more than welcome to let us know.
Also, a note that this website is not taking sides as far as ICE's complaint about the Boulder County and that is simply from the article. I know that ICE is controversial these days, but I can say that when it comes to guys like Barraza-Porras that everyone can agree on as being bad news, that there is more coordination in the future between government and local agencies in making sure they don't flee while on trial.
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