CASTLEROCK-July23, 2013- Last Friday, James Brian Holzer, 51 years old, was convicted of Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust. The abuse took place in Highlands Ranch between 1996 and 2010. The victim was known to the defendant. Holzer is currently in prison for a prior Possession of Child Pornography conviction from 2012. Prior to his first case, Mr. Holzer was self-employed as a realtor in Douglas County.
Eighteenth Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler commented:
“Here, a brave, young woman bravely came forward and confronted the man who attacked and traumatized her in her childhood. Such uncommon courage is to be commended. I am particularly disturbed that James Holzer previously exploited other children by viewing pornographic images of multiple victims.”
Sheriff David A. Weaver commented: “We applaud the victims for coming forward and standing up against a man they knew. In this case, Holzer’s initial criminal behavior was discovered pursuant to a federal investigation. This is a testament to the power of multiple agencies seeking justice against a man who had harmed many children including those in his circle.
The case was investigated by Detective David E. Weaver, (Douglas County Sheriff’s Office) and Special Agent Melissa Coffey, (Homeland Security Investigations). Deputy District Attorney Christopher Gallo prosecuted the case on behalf of the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
The defendant is scheduled for sentencing on September 19, 2013 in Division 3, Douglas County. He faces a potential sentence of two years to life up to six years to life in the Department of Corrections. He is currently serving a 5 year sentence.
Criminal Case number is 11CR614.
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