Sullivan 'Recommended' Adult Film Star For Job At School

Cherry Creek Schools Reviewing Hiring Practices

A former adult film star is hired by the Cherry Creek School District to work security after he's "recommended" by former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan Jr.

Sullivan was released from a jail Tuesday, one week after his arrest in a meth-for-sex sting operation.

Sullivan, 68, was arrested on Nov. 29 after investigators used a hidden camera to record him handing methamphetamine to two male informants in the bedroom of an Aurora home, according to an arrest affidavit. The arrest was made by deputies from the agency he oversaw for 18 years.

Court records accuse Sullivan of giving younger men meth in exchange for sexual favors.

Cherry Creek Schools Reviews Hiring Of Men Sullivan Recommended

The Cherry Creek School District is reviewing the hiring of more than a 100 security officers after determining that Sullivan, a former district security chief, helped six men get security jobs.

Sean Moss, an adult film star, worked at Overland High School in 2007 as a security guard for 13 days.

'There were no red flags," said Tustin Amole, district spokeswoman. "Pat Sullivan gave him a very high recommendation and at that time, up until a week ago, Pat was one of the most highly decorated, most respected law enforcement officers in the nation; so that recommendation carried quite a lot of weight."

Records from the district showed Moss had no prior experience working security. According to a job posting for a security guard, it states one year security work at a school is required.

"That is a recommendation," said Amole.

Moss stated on his application that he had worked at the Community Country Club, better known as Triple C, a men's bathhouse. Before that, it showed he worked at Pleasures, an adult entertainment store.

"I think that, looking at it now, without Pat's recommendation, we would take a very different point of view," said Amole. "But we knew that Pat was working with people who wanted to better themselves and turn around their lives and we knew that Pat would not make a recommendation for anyone to who would cause us concern."

Amole told 7NEWS Tuesday the district has determined Sullivan recommended six men who became security officers, including one who still works for the district. The district is conducting a wholesale review of security officers hired between 2002 and 2008, when Sullivan was the district's director of safety and security.

Moss, 27, was found dead in the South Platte River near Coors Field on Jan. 26. An autopsy found that intoxication from methamphetamine and GHB, a rave drug also known as "Liquid Ecstasy" and a date-rape drug, contributed to Moss' death.

Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson has said he was told that Sullivan bailed Moss out of jail after a domestic violence arrest 12 days before Moss' body was found in the river. Robinson also said that he was informed that Denver police questioned Sullivan about Moss' death.

Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said the Moss case remains open because the coroner was unable to determine if his death was accidental, a suicide or homicide.

At the time of Moss' death, his partner, Andrew Pino, said the man had been despondent.

Sullivan was charged Friday with three felonies and a misdemeanor. The charges are distribution of a controlled substance, attempt to influence a public servant, possession of methamphetamine, and prostitution.

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