Sex offender charged with sexual assault in Palisade

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) - According to the Palisade police department Kelsey James Kolenut was arrested Tuesday afternoon on the charge of sexual assault on a child.

Officer Dan Draginis was on patrol when he received information about indecent sex acts occurring at Riverbend Park. Upon arriving at the park Officer Draginis was able to identify the involved vehicle.

Inside the vehicle was 20-year-old registered sex offender Kelsey James Kolenut of Grand Junction. Kolenut was allegedly having unlawful sexual acts with a juvenile.

Kolenut was taken into custody and booked into the Mesa County Detention Center on the charge of sexual assault on a child.

The juvenile was taken to the Western Slope Center for Children and is in stable condition.

The Palisade police department's investigation of the case is ongoing.


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