Jury selection begins in former Aspen cop’s case
July 14, 2010
ASPEN – Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of former Aspen police officer Joseph Kenney Holman, who faces four felony counts in connection to allegedly planting a video camera in his stepdaughter’s shower stall.
Seventy-nine of the 250 prospective jurors given summons appeared at Pitkin County District Court. They were given questionnaires, and some were interviewed privately in the chambers of District Judge James Boyd.
The selection process will continue Wednesday, in which the defense and prosecution will choose a jury panel of 12 members, along with one alternate.
The trial is scheduled to go through Friday. Next Tuesday has also been set aside should the case not conclude this week.
The alleged video-camera incident happened April 29, 2009. After being placed on administrative leave a month later, Holman resigned from the Aspen Police Department on June 24, the day he was arrested.
Holman, 39, is charged with the felony counts of criminal attempt to commit sexual exploitation of children, criminal attempt to commit sexual exploitation of a child, and tampering with criminal evidence. He faces up to 20 years in state prison if convicted.