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A 22-year-old Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to stalking two teenage girls in downtown Aspen this summer and taking cellphone pictures up their skirts.

In addition to the felony stalking charge and a count of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, Stephen Moore also pleaded guilty to one felony count of child abuse causing great bodily harm. That count relates to a 9-year-old boy who Moore ran over and seriously injured while running from police.

The incidents took place Aug. 10 near Boogie’s, 534 E. Cooper Ave., after Moore allegedly repeatedly followed a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl in the downtown area throughout the day. The girls — who at one point were so upset they ran away from Moore — and witnesses told police about Moore’s actions.

Moore, a former go-go dancer at a gay bar in Oklahoma, denied taking photos of the girls, but later fled from police on foot while in handcuffs. That was when an officer and a Pitkin County sheriff’s deputy saw him crash into the 9-year-old boy, who was pushed violently into the ground face-first. The boy suffered several broken teeth, a laceration to his forehead that required stitches and a possible broken wrist.

The father of the 14-year-old girl spoke in district court Monday and said his daughter was “terrorized” by Moore’s actions. He said he’s worried that if Moore is sentenced to only probation, his daughter might run into him.

Moore is facing as many as 14 years in prison for the pleas. District Judge Chris Seldin ordered a psychosexual evaluation and set his sentencing for March 21.

In other court news Monday:

• A 20-year-old Highlands Ranch man was ordered held Monday in lieu of a $7,000 cash or surety bond after he was charged with DUI in connection with a head-on accident near Lazy Glen on Sunday evening.

Jack Galyon, a biochemical engineering student at the University of Colorado in Boulder, was driving a 2008 Ford Escape westbound on Highway 82 about 5:54 p.m. Sunday when he lost control on the icy roadway and crossed into the eastbound lanes, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reed.

The Escape collided head-on with a 2011 Mini Cooper driven by a 52-year-old Aspen woman.

Pitkin County Deputy Ryan Turner was the first on scene, and said Monday the woman was trapped in the Mini Cooper when he arrived.

Aspen prosecutor Andrea Bryan said the woman suffered a broken femur, broken ribs and a broken kneecap, and was still in the hospital Monday facing numerous surgeries.

In addition to DUI, Galyon, who grew up in Highlands Ranch, was charged with vehicular assault and having open containers of alcohol in his car.

Further details of the crash were not available Monday because a Colorado State Patrol officer hadn’t yet filed his report about what happened with the court.

• A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty to felony theft in connection with a rash of bike thefts in Snowmass Village last summer.

David Bowman admitted in district court that he took bicycles without authorization. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 21.

Seldin allowed Bowman to leave the state to begin work as a trucker, though he set a $10,000 personal-recognizance bond for him. That means he will owe the money if he doesn’t show up in court for sentencing.

Bowman was caught after Snowmass Village police set up surveillance near the Village Mall parking lots, the scene of several reported bike thefts during the summer. An officer saw Bowman early in the morning in September cut the lock off a bike on a car rack and ride the bike away.

Police said 14 bikes were stolen in the same manner between July and September, and Chief Brian Olson said at the time he suspected Bowman was responsible for most if not all of them.

A Snowmass Village man was sentenced to two years of probation Monday for breaking into a liquor store in September and stealing two pints of whiskey.

Thomas Mullings previously pleaded guilty to felony burglary and misdemeanor theft. His felony plea is subject to deferred judgment and sentence, meaning the charge will be wiped off his record if he stays out of trouble for two years.

Both Bryan and public defender Molly Owens characterized Mullings’ crime as driven by his addiction to alcohol. In addition to the two years probation, he will have to put in 60 hours of community service.

jasulander@aspentimes.com


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Man cops plea for taking photos under skirts in Aspen

A 22-year-old Oklahoma man pleaded guilty to stalking two teenage girls in downtown Aspen this summer and taking cellphone pictures up their skirts.

In addition to the felony stalking charge and a count of invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, Stephen Moore also pleaded guilty to one felony count of child abuse causing great bodily harm. That count relates to a 9-year-old boy who Moore ran over and seriously injured while running from police.

The incidents took place Aug. 10 near Boogie’s, 534 E. Cooper Ave., after Moore allegedly repeatedly followed a 14-year-old girl and a 15-year-old girl in the downtown area throughout the day. The girls — who at one point were so upset they ran away from Moore — and witnesses told police about Moore’s actions.

Moore, a former go-go dancer at a gay bar in Oklahoma, denied taking photos of the girls, but later fled from police on foot while in handcuffs. That was when an officer and a Pitkin County sheriff’s deputy saw him crash into the 9-year-old boy, who was pushed violently into the ground face-first. The boy suffered several broken teeth, a laceration to his forehead that required stitches and a possible broken wrist.

The father of the 14-year-old girl spoke in district court Monday and said his daughter was “terrorized” by Moore’s actions. He said he’s worried that if Moore is sentenced to only probation, his daughter might run into him.

Moore is facing as many as 14 years in prison for the pleas. District Judge Chris Seldin ordered a psychosexual evaluation and set his sentencing for March 21.

In other court news Monday:

• A 20-year-old Highlands Ranch man was ordered held Monday in lieu of a $7,000 cash or surety bond after he was charged with DUI in connection with a head-on accident near Lazy Glen on Sunday evening.

Jack Galyon, a biochemical engineering student at the University of Colorado in Boulder, was driving a 2008 Ford Escape westbound on Highway 82 about 5:54 p.m. Sunday when he lost control on the icy roadway and crossed into the eastbound lanes, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reed.

The Escape collided head-on with a 2011 Mini Cooper driven by a 52-year-old Aspen woman.

Pitkin County Deputy Ryan Turner was the first on scene, and said Monday the woman was trapped in the Mini Cooper when he arrived.

Aspen prosecutor Andrea Bryan said the woman suffered a broken femur, broken ribs and a broken kneecap, and was still in the hospital Monday facing numerous surgeries.

In addition to DUI, Galyon, who grew up in Highlands Ranch, was charged with vehicular assault and having open containers of alcohol in his car.

Further details of the crash were not available Monday because a Colorado State Patrol officer hadn’t yet filed his report about what happened with the court.

• A 55-year-old man pleaded guilty to felony theft in connection with a rash of bike thefts in Snowmass Village last summer.

David Bowman admitted in district court that he took bicycles without authorization. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 21.

Seldin allowed Bowman to leave the state to begin work as a trucker, though he set a $10,000 personal-recognizance bond for him. That means he will owe the money if he doesn’t show up in court for sentencing.

Bowman was caught after Snowmass Village police set up surveillance near the Village Mall parking lots, the scene of several reported bike thefts during the summer. An officer saw Bowman early in the morning in September cut the lock off a bike on a car rack and ride the bike away.

Police said 14 bikes were stolen in the same manner between July and September, and Chief Brian Olson said at the time he suspected Bowman was responsible for most if not all of them.

A Snowmass Village man was sentenced to two years of probation Monday for breaking into a liquor store in September and stealing two pints of whiskey.

Thomas Mullings previously pleaded guilty to felony burglary and misdemeanor theft. His felony plea is subject to deferred judgment and sentence, meaning the charge will be wiped off his record if he stays out of trouble for two years.

Both Bryan and public defender Molly Owens characterized Mullings’ crime as driven by his addiction to alcohol. In addition to the two years probation, he will have to put in 60 hours of community service.

jasulander@aspentimes.com


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