Cañon City man suspected of sexual assault on a child

By Andrea Sinclair Updated: November 18, 2013 at 2:47 pm • Published: November 18, 2013 | 2:30 pm

Cañon City man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child after police said he allegedly fondled and had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

Richard Lee Fortson, 40, was booked into the Fremont County jail and held on a $6,000 bond, according to a statement the Cañon City Police Department released Monday.

According to the release, the incident happened at Fortson's home in the north part of Cañon City on Aug. 5, and police received a call from a local health care facility the following day when the victim reported an assault.

Anyone with information can call Cañon City police at (719)276-5600.

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