Aspen man charged with 20 felonies |

Aspen man charged with 20 felonies

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A 46-year-old man was charged Monday in Pitkin County District Court with 27 felony and misdemeanor counts for allegedly providing liquor to a minor and making multiple sexual advances on the youth.

Dandy Vickery, of Aspen, is accused of 20 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and seven counts of unlawful sexual contact. The delinquency count is a class IV felony and punishable by up to six years in prison.

The unlawful sexual contact count is a misdemeanor.

Vickery was also charged with three habitual criminal counts, which stem from incidents in Washington and Utah. The counts are a result of felony convictions in 1991, 1992 and 2002, based on a court filing.

If convicted, he faces hundreds of years in state prison because the prior felonies trigger sentencing enhancements that would add decades to his term.

Vickery, who appeared in court Monday, was being held on a $15,000 bond. Aspen police arrested Vickery in March on a warrant issued out of Pitkin County.

The arrest stemmed from incidents at or near Rubey Park, according to a police report.

In other court matters, a 26-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to attempt to commit sexual assault. Abraham Cortez-Jimenez entered his plea as part of a deal brokered with Aspen prosecutors.

He was immediately given a three-year, deferred sentence and three years of probation. Cortez-Jimenez is to be deported to Mexico within the next few days.

He was being detained at Pitkin County jail on an immigration hold.

Cortez-Jimenez was arrested in December for a sexual assault incident that happened in the aftermath of a party at a residence east of Aspen.

Also, Senior Judge Robert A. Brown found sufficient cause to bound a 22-year-old man over for trial in connection with an incident at the Regal Watering Hole. The judge made his ruling at the conclusion of a preliminary hearing for Juaquin Sanchez, 22.

Sanchez was arrested Jan. 24 for allegedly assaulting another man at the bar. The victim suffered facial injuries in the fight, including the loss of two front teeth

Sanchez is to next appear May 18 in Pitkin County District Court.

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