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Charges against Colorado Springs man dismissed in lawmaker threat case

By: The Associated Press
July 12, 2013 Updated: July 12, 2013 at 11:25 am
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photo - DENVER, CO - JUNE 7: Franklin Sain, right, enters the courtroom with his attorney Siddhartha Rathod. State Rep. Rhonda Fields appears in a civil courtroom asking for a permanent restraining order placed on Franklin Sain, the Colorado Springs man charged with sending Rep. Fields a series of racially and sexually offensive e-mails. (Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)
DENVER, CO - JUNE 7: Franklin Sain, right, enters the courtroom with his attorney Siddhartha Rathod. State Rep. Rhonda Fields appears in a civil courtroom asking for a permanent restraining order placed on Franklin Sain, the Colorado Springs man charged with sending Rep. Fields a series of racially and sexually offensive e-mails. (Photo By Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post) 

DENVER — A Denver District Court judge has dismissed charges against a Colorado Springs man accused of sending state Rep. Rhonda Fields sexually and racially offensive emails in February.

Prosecutors say Fields, a Democrat from Aurora, asked them to dismiss the case against Franklin Sain this week.

According to the Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/kgovo5o ), Chief Deputy District Attorney Henry Cooper said Fields obtained a permanent protection order against Sain and felt her safety concerns had been met.

Sain was charged in February with harassment involving ethnic intimidation and attempting to influence a public servant. He told Denver police he sent Fields six emails filled with profanity and epithets and left similar voice mails between Feb. 13 and 15, during her efforts to tighten state gun laws.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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