Man accused of sexual assault on a child
December 27, 2005
A California man was under arrest Sunday night in San Francisco on an accusation of sexually assaulting a girl while in Aspen last week.Stephen Harrison, 49, of Ross, Calif., was in custody in the San Francisco County Jail on $50,000 bond Tuesday. Aspen police Detective Chris Womack said the suspect was a friend of the 8-year-old victim’s family, which was staying in Aspen last week.The mother told local police on Friday that she caught Harrison in bed with her daughter at the home the family was renting near Hunter Creek. Sexual assault on a child is a felony.Aspen police contacted San Francisco investigators, who arrested Harrison.He still has to go before a judge, and could fight or waive extradition to Colorado, Womack said.The family was in Aspen for the holidays. No other information, including the warrant, was available, police and court officials said, citing the need for further paperwork about the arrest.