A Colorado VillaSport employee was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child after he allegedly asked two young girls to touch his genitals. The alleged incident happened at the VillaSport in northern Colorado Springs. According to the affidavit, 22-year-old Ryan Callins asked two girls to touch his “tickle spot.” The two young girls did because they didn’t know what that meant. Here’s the follow-up story of “VillaSport Employee Faces Child Sex Assault Allegations.”
The alleged incident occurred sometime in 2018, but it wasn’t reported to the police until February 2019. When the incident was reported, Colorado Springs police officers contacted the popular gym with a warrant to gather employment records. Prior to the warrant, Callins had already been terminated from VillaSport in November 2018.
Families whose children attended VillaSport in Colorado Springs are growing frustrated with the lack of information regarding the investigation and arrest. Parents want to see photos of the man in question. However, since it is an active investigation, police have been unable to release a photo of the suspect. They have, however, contacted all possible victims.
Signs of Child Sex Assault
There are numerous signs that a child may have been sexually assaulted or abused. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to speak with your child and seek help.
- Changes in mood
- Sudden emotional outbursts
- Seeming fearful or withdrawn
- Depression or low self-esteem
- Sexually acting out for their age
- Substance abuse
- Signs of trauma to the genitals
- Sexually transmitted infections
Child Sex Abuse Survivors Deserve Justice
Child sex assault is a horrific crime that can have long-lasting effects on children and their families. The mental and emotional scars that are left behind may never completely heal. That’s why child sex assault survivors and their families need a trusted law firm on their side from the start.
Sexual abusers and predators must be held accountable for their actions. In addition, the negligent institutions that harbored them may also be to blame for failing to protect those children that were placed in their care.
Child sex abuse survivors deserve compensation for the pain and suffering they’ve experienced. In addition, they may need help seeking counseling and support services as they learn to rebuild their lives after abuse.
Contact Our Denver Sex Assault Attorneys Today
If your child has been a victim of sexual assault or abuse in Denver, it is important to contact an experienced Denver child sex abuse law firm immediately. You have a right to hold your child’s abuser and the negligent institution accountable for the harm your child has suffered. We can help you during this traumatic time, so you can focus on healing your family after sex abuse. Contact Pamela Maass of the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.