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Man, 75, accused of inappropriately touching juveniles at Jefferson County park

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 13:59:43-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A 75-year-old man was arrested in Jefferson County after allegedly inappropriately touching two juveniles at a park on Wednesday.

That day, deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to West Meadows Park after receiving a report of a man who had inappropriately touched two juveniles at the park, according o the sheriff's office.

Adults who were in the area at the time stopped the man from leaving the area until the deputies arrived, the sheriff's office said.

The deputies then arrested the suspect, who was identified as Terry Joe Thompson, 75. He was booked into the Jefferson County Detention Facility on two counts of sex assault on a child.

The sheriff’s office said anybody with information about this crime or any similar incidents involving Thompson should call the Jefferson County tip line 303-271-5612 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.