Unregistered sex offender accused of groping 7-year-old girl in rec center hot tub
KDVR / Boulder County
Brandt Deboard, a convicted sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child under the age of 15 and third-degree assault.

By Eric Ruble, KDVR

BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) -- Brandt Deboard, a 41-year-old convicted sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child under the age of 15 and third-degree assault on Jan. 3.

According to the Daily Camera, Deboard was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to register as a sex offender and failing to appear in court on an obstruction of a peace officer case.

Police were called to the North Boulder Recreation Center on Jan. 3 after a 7-year-old girl’s parents said a man groped their child in a hot tub.

According to the affidavit, the girl’s mother said they were in the hot tub and Deboard also got in. The 7-year-old was playing with a fish toy. Witnesses said Deboard moved the toy away from the girl and then groped her when she tried to swim to it. The affidavit states that the girl told police Deboard pinched her twice on her rear end hard enough to cause pain.

Deboard told responding officers he was a sovereign citizen and asked officers about their citizenship.

Deboard pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child in 2010 in Boulder County. He was sentenced to three years in prison and had to register as a sex offender. However, court records also show he has since been arrested for failing to register as a sex offender and failing to verify his address.

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