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Report: Colorado lawmaker arrested twice in past 2 decades

October 9, 2018

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado Democratic House lawmaker was arrested for investigation of charges related to domestic violence twice in the past 20 years.

The Denver Post reported Tuesday that Rep. Jovan Melton of Aurora pleaded guilty to harassment in a 1999 case involving a girlfriend.

The Post says Melton had been arrested for investigation of trespassing and harassment related to domestic violence. It reports he received a 12-month deferred sentence in the case, citing the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office.

A misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a 2008 arrest involving another girlfriend was dismissed.

Melton denied any wrongdoing in interviews with the Post.

Melton serves as Democratic majority whip. He was first elected in 2012 and is running unopposed for a fourth term in November.

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

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