News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/31/2018 4:59:19 PM to 1/1/2019 12:05:02 AM.

News Flash

Sheriff's Office News

Posted on: October 31, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Denver Broncos Impersonator Arrested

NEWS lettering

James TurnerAn 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.

View a pdf of the release

Return to Sheriff's Office News Releases
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Sheriff's Office News


CALEA Public Comment Portal

Posted on: March 17, 2023

Update on Taco Bell Rat Poison Case

Posted on: January 20, 2023
Morgan_Alexander (Alex)

Person of Interest Taken Into Custody

Posted on: December 14, 2022

Local Softball Coach Arrested

Posted on: July 22, 2022