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Colorado mother accused of helping son convicted of rape

A Colorado woman whose son was convicted last month of rape and sodomy is being sought for filing a false report with police, officials said.

Her son was convicted of the sex crimes charges in Lexington, Kentucky. She had been there during his trial, apparently, and reported to law enforcement officials that her rental car had been stolen.

Those officials now say she knew the car had been taken by her son, who fled during his trial on charges of sexually assaulting an ex-girlfriend back in May of 2010.

He is reportedly a decorated, former Army Ranger who was out on bond during his trial. He was not monitored by court officials, police or corrections officers during that time, but was required to wear an ankle monitor.

Officials say he cut the monitor off of his ankle and left it lying on a street.

The 29-year-old served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials said.

He is said to have more relatives in Colorado, "Army buddies" around the country and possible connections in Mexico, according to a media report.

His Ranger training "gives him the ability to engage in defensive and combative tactics at a very high level," a police spokesperson said.

When he was originally arrested on the sex offense charges, police confiscated a handgun, rifle, shotgun, body armor and an ammunition stockpile, they said.

He has been diagnosed by doctors with post-traumatic stress syndrome, according to court documents cited in the media.

Our law firm represents clients accused of sexual assault. To learn more, please visit our Colorado Springs sex crimes page.

Source: Kentucky.com, "Arrest warrant issued for mother of convicted rapist who fled Fayette court," Aug. 9, 2012

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