People of the State Of Colorado vs. William Thomas Mclaughlin
Case Number: 2009CR770
For Immediate Release: August 15, 2011
Contact: Casimir Spencer
Public Information Officer
Man Sentenced to 6 years to life for 2009 Child Sex Assault
Castle Rock, Co. (August 12, 2011) - William Thomas McLauglin, 47, was sentenced to six years to life in the Department of Corrections followed by 10 years to life parole, for charges stemming from a 2009 Child Sex Assault case.
In June 2009, Mclaughlin, a volunteer youth pastor at the Denver Church of Christ, was arrested for the sexual assault of a teenage member of the church. Over the next year three additional victims came forward. The victims were all teenagers at the time of the abuse. Two of the victims were sexually abused more than 10 years prior.
In June 2011, Mclaughlin pled guilty to two counts of Child Sexual Assault by a person in a position of trust.
Deputy District Attorney Christopher Gallo prosecuted the case on behalf of the District Attorney’s Office, 18th Judicial District. Detectives Dea Aragon and Christine Brite investigated the case on behalf of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is bound by the law to ensure that the rights of victims and defendants are not violated. All persons are presumed innocent in any criminal matter unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.