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Arrest Made for Sex Assault of a Child by One in Position of Trust
Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Press Release: 1308-006

Monday, August 12, 2013, 5:00 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]

On April 19, 2013, a patrol officer was dispatched to a report of an alleged sexual assault at the Nevada House, located at 2129 N. Nevada Avenue.  This is a group home for juveniles who are in the custody of the El Paso County Department of Human Services {DHS}.  The initial report was then forwarded a detective with our Adult Sexual Assault Unit.

According to the male victim, the supervisor sexually assaulted him soon after his arrival at the center, during the month of December 2012.  The victim stated that he initially did not come forward with his allegations because he was afraid he would not be believed since the suspect was a staff member.  He was also afraid he would get in trouble.

Following the investigation, Amanda Rose Santos {02.02.1981} was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on a Child by One in the Position of Trust, which is a Class Four Felony {F4}.

Please refer to her photo which is attached to this release.

 Amanda Santos

If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.

NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Unit when available.