Man convicted of sex assault on girl

Already serving time for child pornography

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A Highlands Ranch resident who is currently serving the second year of a five-year sentence for child pornography was convicted last week for sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

James Holzer, 51, was found guilty of sexually abusing a child between the years of 1996 and 2010 in Highlands Ranch. He had worked as a self-employed real estate broker before his prison sentence.

“Here, a brave young woman bravely came forward and confronted the man who attacked and traumatized her in her childhood,” said 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler. “Such uncommon courage is to be commended.

“I am particularly disturbed that James Holzer previously exploited other children by viewing pornographic images of multiple victims.”

Holzer is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 19 in Division 3 in Castle Rock. He faces a potential sentence of between two years and life in prison.

The case was investigated by Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective David E. Weaver and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Melissa Coffey. Deputy District Attorney Christopher Gallo prosecuted the case on behalf of the 18th.