Man Found Guilty of Sexual Assault on Multiple Children Sentenced
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -A man found guilty, by jury trial, of dozens of counts including sexual assault on a child, sexual assault on a child in a position of trust and sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse, was sentenced Friday morning inside a Mesa County courtroom.
The defendant, 35-year-old Aaron Dotson, was sentenced to 232 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting 3 young victims for over a decade.
The District Attorney argued that Dotson could not be rehabilitated and said, "The only way to keep him from re-offending is to lock him up for life."
The Defense lawyer argued Dotson was innocent based off the inconsistent testimony by witnesses during trial.
The judge asked Dotson if there was anything he would like to say before he was sentenced and Dotson replied, "I'm innocent your Honor."
However, the judge said the crimes committed in the case were significant.
Dotson has 49 days to appeal the imposed sentence.