Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Pat Bowlen and his beloved Broncos it does. Don't ya' just know it?
The two felony charges against Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox accuse him of sexually assaulting a helpless victim incapable of appraising her own condition.
Douglas County District Attorney's spokeswoman Casimir Spencer confirmed the two charges Tuesday, saying only that part of the case listing specific charges has been unsealed. The rest of the file remains sealed at the request of the DA's office, but The Denver Post, The Associated Press and The New York Times are seeking to have details of the case against Cox made public. A Douglas County judge could rule as early as today on that issue.
Cox, 23, was arrested late Thursday after Lone Tree police received a sexual assault complaint Oct. 28.
Cox made a brief court appearance Friday morning before Douglas County Judge Susanna Meissner-Cutler, who set his bail at $50,000. After posting the bond, Cox declined to comment as he left the courthouse several hours later.
Cox was allowed to travel with the Broncos to Arizona for Sunday's game against the Cardinals and he played some, although he did not start the game.
The sex assault-victim helpless charge is a class 3 felony. The sex assault-victim incapable of appraising her condition is a class 4 felony. The charges against Cox will require the state to prove that he had sex with the woman and that she was "physically helpless and the actor knows the victim is physically helpless and the victim has not consented."
A second count will require the state to prove that Cox knew at the time "that the victim is incapable of appraising the nature of the victim's conduct."
Cox's next court date is Jan. 7.
A privately operated online database that posts case information for Colorado's judiciary inadvertently posted the alleged victim's name for a time Tuesday afternoon.
The Denver Post is not naming the woman because the newspaper does not identify alleged victims of sexual assaults without their consent.
But the name matches that of a Denver model whose photographs are published on the Internet and who has appeared in magazines.
In an online posting, she said she was a college student.
Cox's attorney, Vince Buckmelter, could not be reached for comment.
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