An arrest has been made after a report of sexual assault involving a man falsely claiming to be a Denver Broncos player.
On July 14, 2018, a woman reported that she had been sexually assaulted by a man claiming to be an active player with the Denver Broncos. Investigators were able to confirm that the information he had provided the woman was fraudulent and that no Denver Broncos players were involved.
The suspect was ultimately identified as 49-year-old James Otis Turner. Sheriff’s Office investigators were able to obtain a warrant for his arrest for sexual assault (a class 3 felony), with a no bond hold.
On Oct. 31, 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation/Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force arrested Turner at a location in Denver. He was transported to the Denver Downtown Detention Center (booking photo courtesy of Denver PD).
The National Football League and the Denver Broncos have confirmed that he has not ever been a player for the team.
Anyone with information about these crimes or this suspect can contact the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 720-874-8477.
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