Police: Fruita Sexual Assault Caught on Tape, Suspect Arrested

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

A Fruita man has been arrested for several charges including sexual assault on a child.

Police have arrested 40-year-old Robert Fortier. Fortier is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl several times between September and October of 2008 and giving the teen alcohol.

Investigators say the sex acts were captured on photos and video.

Fortier is facing three felonies and a misdemeanor including sexual explotation of children, sexual assault on a child no force, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and first degree sexual assault.

The 40-year-old is being held in the Mesa County Jail without bond until his first court appearance, which is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

Police are not releasing Fortier's photo while they continue to investigate the case.


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