Longmont Man Pleads Not Guilty to Child Sexual Assault, Set for May Trial
A Longmont man accused of sexually assaulting three children over four years pleaded not guilty on Friday to the charges and is set for a jury trial in May.
Douglas Kent Hartman, 60, is charged with seven counts of sexual assault on a child, two counts of attempted sexual assault on a child, and one count each of enticement of a child, second-degree kidnapping and indecent exposure.
He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges at an arraignment Friday morning in Boulder County District Court.
The two-week jury trial for Hartman is scheduled to begin May 6.
Hartman was released from Boulder County Jail on a $25,000 bond on July 8. The bond was later raised to $50,000 after more charges were added to the case, according to Boulder County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Shannon Carbone.
According to an arrest affidavit, Longmont police received the first report of sexual assault in September 2014 . A child had said that Hartman sexually assaulted her from September 2013 through February 2014 multiple times while baby-sitting her, the affidavit said.
In March 2017, police received another report of Hartman “being in suspicious situations” with a 3-year-old girl in his Longmont home.
In October 2017, an 11-year-old told a school counselor that her housemate, Hartman, made her feel uncomfortable.
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