A West Monroe man is convicted in a Colorado court for sexual assault on a child.
According to the District Attorney’s office in Routt County, Colorado
, jurors on Friday found former teacher
John Brothers, Jr. guilty of eight felony
counts of sexual assault
on a child on eight occasions between 2006 and 2008.
Brothers, who was a youth pastor in Kentucky at the time, was also found guilty of eight felony counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, bringing the total amount of counts to 16.
The jury’s verdict was the culmination of a nine day trial.
West Monroe police assisted in extraditing brothers to Steamboat Springs, Colorado
in April 2012.
Mr. Brothers was immediately taken into custody and will be sentenced on September 19, 2014, in Routt County District Court.
“We greatly appreciated the jury’s focus through the many days of trial. Their verdict brings a long-awaited measure of justice to our victim and his family who were a truly inspiring example of courage and perseverance. Our Routt County trial team, led by Chief Deputy District Attorney Matt Karzen, Deputy District Attorney Eliot Thompson, and Routt County Sheriff’s Office Detective T.J. Sisto, did an outstanding job in presenting this very challenging case,” said District Attorney Brett Barkey.
Brothers faces a mandatory prison sentence of a minimum of 10 years to life to a maximum of 256 years to life.