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Posted on: April 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Denver Man Arrested for Sexual Assault on a Child

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Investigators have arrested a 20-year-old Denver man in connection with a case where a child was sexually assaulted while using a public bathroom. The crime happened on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in the 6700 block of S. Vine Street in Centennial.

The man, Ethan Humphries, is suspected of following a young girl into the women’s bathroom, crawling into the stall she was using. He exposed himself and then made her touch him.

Investigators suspect that this young girl is not the only victim and that this suspect has been active in the Denver metro area. Juveniles are far less likely to report, often out of fear, intimidation, or embarrassment, but would likely show signs of an assault. These signs might include a sudden change in behavior, nightmares, and excessive worrying or fearfulness.

If you know a child who may have been sexually assaulted, especially under similar circumstances, and believe the incident may be related to this suspect, please contact Investigator Stevie True at 720-874-4026, or by email at

While an arrest has been made, the investigation is continuing and may include the potential of photo line-ups or other identification techniques. No booking photo is being released of Humphries at this time so as to maintain the integrity of the investigation.

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