The Denver Post - August 8, 2011
A veteran Denver County sheriff's deputy today was sentenced to 24 years in prison, according to the Denver District Attorney's office. Mark Davis, 49, pleaded guilty earlier this year to child abuse and attempted sexual assault on a child involving two victims: a 12-year-old boy he abused between August 2002 and June 2006 and an 8-year-old boy abused between June 2010 and September 2010. He received the maximum sentence possible under his plea agreement. In addition to his prison sentence, he has a 12-year suspended sentence on the condition he successfully complete eight years of Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Probation after he is released, prosecutors said. When he was arrested last October, Davis had worked for the Denver Sheriff's Department for 14 years. At the time of his arrest, investigators said the allegations did not involve his duties as a deputy.