Douglas County Sheriff’s Investigators Arrest Former Youth Pastor for Sexual Assault

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Matt Capranelli on charges that he sexually assaulted a former female youth group attendee.

Matt Capranelli is a former youth pastor at Mountain View Community Church in Highlands Ranch.

The arrest stemmed from an investigation that started in June 2012.

Detectives have filed a case with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office against Matt Capranelli, age 41 from Pueblo, CO for 8 Felony charges including:

Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a position of trust 18-3-405.3(2) F3.

Matt Capranelli was arrested on a warrant in Pueblo on 11/13/12 and posted a $50,000 bond. 

Detectives are asking for anyone that has information relative to this investigation to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Tony Garza 303-784-7840.

This is an ongoing and active investigation and the case is sealed by the Court and no further information will be released at this time.

Posted in 2012 News, Archives