A grand jury has returned an indictment against Dustin Kolb, 38, of Delta, charging him with sexual assault on a child by a person in trust, with the victim being under the age of 15, as part of a pattern of abuse. The charge is a third degree felony.
Kolb was arrested Dec. 6 and jailed on a $60,000 bond.
The indictment was filed directly from grand jury proceedings. The district attorney's office explains that a grand jury is convened in each judicial district in Colorado annually. The grand jury system is used to present more complex cases through a panel of citizens (the grand jury) to determine whether or not probable cause exists for charges to be filed.
After listening to testimony and reviewing the evidence presented by the district attorney's office, the grand jury returned a "true bill," referring to the charges filed against the suspect.
Jurors normally serve for a period of one year. The grand jury is not convened on a regular basis, but only when the DA's office believes a case should be presented through the grand jury process.
The process is confidential -- the identity of grand jurors and the cases being presented to the grand jury are not revealed. Only after a true bill is returned does the case become public.
Two fatal accidents occurred in Delta County within a two-day span last week.
Casey Gillenwater, 25, of Delta was killed the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 13, in a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 133 outside of Hotchkiss.