UPDATE to MR 23-032: Arrest made in Sex Assault Against a Child Investigation

Dec 21, 2023 - 3:00pm

On December 8, 2023, the 4th Judicial District Court accepted a plea from 69-year-old Robert Henry Gordon for Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust, Unlawful Sexual Contact, and Enticement of a Child.  As a result, he was sentenced to two terms of six years confinement in the Department of Corrections to run consecutively for a total of 12 years.

Additionally, he was sentenced to 20 years to life in the Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Program.  Details of the program can be found here: https://dcj.colorado.gov/overview-of-sex-offender-management-in-colorado

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office would like to thank our detectives involved in this case and our partners in the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office.  

Text of MR 23-032, previously released on Apr 13, 2023:

On April 10, 2023, Detectives with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) received a report regarding a sex assault on a child.  The parents of the child, a 14-year-old male, found inappropriate text messages between their child and the suspect.  The parents reported their findings to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.  An El Paso County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputy took the initial report and immediately forwarded the information to detectives.  SVU Detectives conducted further investigation.  The child was interviewed by a certified Forensic Interviewer and evidence collected.

The suspect in this case, Robert Henry Gordon, 06/03/1964, was arrested by SVU detectives this morning, April 13, 2023.  Robert Gordon reportedly serves as a music teacher at First United Pentecostal Church in Security, Colorado.  He has served as a school bus driver for a couple of different school districts in El Paso County in the past.  Robert Gordon was brought to the Office of the Sheriff for an interview and subsequently booked into the EPC Jail for the charges of Sexual Assault on a Child-Position of Trust, Sexual Assault on a Child, Unlawful Sexual Contact and Enticement of a Child.  He is currently held on no bond.

This remains an active investigation with possible additional victims.  If you have any information about this case, or are a victim related to this case, please call the El Paso Sheriff’s Office Tipline at 719-520-7777 and a Detective will reach out to you.

Anyone who has been a victim of a sex assault is encouraged to contact your local law enforcement agency.

MR 23-086

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