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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Denver Deputy Gets 24 Years in Sex Assault Case

One Denver deputy gets 24 years, another pleads guilty in sex cases
The Denver Post -- August 8, 2011

Two veteran Denver County sheriff's deputies were in court on unrelated sex assaults today. Mark Davis, 49, was sentenced to 24 years after pleading guilty to abusing two young boys beginning in 2002. Brennon Lonergan, 36, pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching a teenage girl in May 2009 and faces up to six years when he is sentenced in November, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office. The cases are unrelated and Denver sheriff's officials have said the crimes were unrelated to their law-enforcement work. Both men had worked at the Denver County Jail. Davis pleaded guilty earlier this year to child abuse and attempted sexual assault on a child. He was accused of abusing 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. Besides his prison sentence, Davis received a 12-year suspended sentence on the condition he 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. Lonergan, a deputy since 2005, had been on leave for two months before his arrest in April. He is accused of making inappropriate physical advances on a teenage girl in May 2009. He remains in jail on a $12,500 bond in that case, but he also is being held on a $100,000 on an unrelated April 12 case in Lakewood. In that case he accused of felony stalking with threats, following, contact or surveillance, as well as a felony count of stalking with emotional distress. Records show Lonergan's wife filed for divorce on March 16 and received a restraining order against Brennon Lonergan alleging domestic abuse.

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