77-Year-Old Sex Offender Sentenced to Community Corrections

By: Lisa McDivitt Email
By: Lisa McDivitt Email

A local man was sentenced to six years at Community Corrections and was fined thousands of dollars after pleading guilty to two accounts of sexual assault on a child.

Edward Earl Glaze, now 77-years-old, pleaded guilty to crimes he committed in Mesa County in 1997, including sexually assaulting one child and enticement of another child. He skipped town after proceedings began in those cases more than a decade ago, and was living in Washington State until he was apprehended last year, crossing the border from Canada.

Glaze’s sentence to Community Corrections is contingent on his behavior during those six years. If he violates his sentence, which includes no contact with children under 18, no pornography and no use of illegal substances, he will immediately be required to serve 12 years in prison with mandatory parole.

In court on Tuesday, prosecutors asked that Glaze get the maximum prison sentence for his crimes, citing a lack of empathy for his victims during a recent psycho-sexual evaluation.

Defense attorneys for Glaze noted that Glaze suffered a stroke in 1997, and often gets confused.

21st Judicial District Court Judge Thomas Deister said he was basing his sentence on Glaze having never been in trouble with the law before his 1997 crimes. In addition, Deister said the waiting list for treatment in the Colorado Department of Corrections is so long, that Glaze might never get treatment. As soon as a bed is available for Glaze in Community Corrections, he will begin a treatment program immediately and be able to hold a part-time job. Judge Deister added that Glaze is not considered a sexually violent predator.

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