High-risk Colorado prison parolee accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Aurora
Last Updated: 133 days ago
AURORA, Colo. - A convicted Colorado felon classified as a high-risk parolee is back behind bars, accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Aurora.
Raheem Hawkins, 20, was on parole at the time of the alleged rape after serving time in the state Department of Corrections for robbery and forgery. He was released from prison in April.
Sources tell CALL7 Investigator Theresa Marchetta the alleged rape occurred between July 17 and 20. However, all other details are sealed because the alleged victim is a child.
A source told Marchetta the victim was just 12-years-old. The Arapahoe County District Attorney's office confirmed that fact.
A copy of the District Attorney's filing of charges shows only that Hawkins is charged with four felonies: sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and false imprisonment.
According to the Department of Corrections, Hawkins was a known gang member and considered high risk. He was part of the "Intensive Supervised Probation" program and assigned a specially-trained gang unit officer upon his release.
During his time on parole, the DOC says Hawkins was in regular contact with his parole officer and attending a gang transition program.
Hawkins once tested positive for alcohol and missed other urine tests, but was not re-arrested for parole violation.
A DOC spokeswoman tells Marchetta that on July 13, Hawkins told his parole officer he'd been in a fight with a girl and that the girl threatened to accuse him of rape.
Hawkins was arrested on sexual assault charges on July 20 and made his first court appearance two days later. His preliminary hearing is now scheduled for Aug. 23.
Aurora Police, the investigating agency, says the case is still open and they plan to interview more possible victims and witnesses.
Because Hawkins' alleged offense happened while he was on parole, he is not allowed bond in this case. He is being held in Aurora.
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