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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Colorado Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Denver, Colorado, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Ronlee Philemonof, a/k/a Ronlee Doyle Randall, age 28, was indicted on February 18, 2015.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman on January 15, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction on each count is up to 15 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 5 years up to lifetime of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to an incident that occurred on May 11, 2013, where Philemonof illegally engaged in sexual acts with a minor.

The charge is merely an accusation and Philemonof is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen is prosecuting the case.   

Philemonof was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has been set for March 22, 2016.

Updated January 23, 2016