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Curtis Hilty, realtor who raped babysitter while she slept, gets only 30 days jailtime

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Curtis Hilty.
Prominent Boulder-area realtor Curtis Hilty was found guilty in April of two felonies -- sexual assault on a helpless victim and sex assault-overcoming a victim's will -- for raping a twenty-year-old babysitter while she slept.

Yet when he was sentenced yesterday, a judge gave him only thirty days in jail to go along with twenty years' worth of probation. Why?

Hilty is well known in area real estate circles, achieving multi-million-dollar-producer status and serving as director of the Boulder Realtor Association and the Colorado Association of Realtors since he started in the business back in 1992, this agent profile maintains. And according to the Boulder Daily Camera report on the sentencing, he had no criminal record prior to the startling incident that took place on May 1 of last year.

That evening, the victim, who'd reportedly known Hilty her entire life through a family relationship, was babysitting. Hilty returned home at around 10 p.m., and even though he'd obviously been drinking prior to his arrival, he cracked open a bottle of wine and shared some with the sitter. She nodded off about an hour later, then awoke to discover Hilty performing oral sex on her, after which he switched to intercourse.

The shocked woman pushed Hilty away and ran out of the house crying. She eventually flagged down a passing motorist and made her escape.

At the sentencing, the victim made it clear how much damage had been done to her by this act, saying that it had destroyed her life and left her feeling shattered. She requested that Hilty be sent to prison for at least a year if not more.

But Judge Thomas Ensor instead chose to give him thirty days in jail and two decades' worth of probation because Colorado's sex-crime laws made it possible that Hilty might wind up being sentenced to life in prison, and he didn't think that was reasonable in this instance. So he opted for thirty days in jail and twenty years of probation to ensure that if Hilty re-offended -- which he promised not to do -- he would get the hefty prison sentence a two-time violator deserves.

Ensor's position earned some sympathy from Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, who also decries the lack of sentencing options in Colorado. He calls for the state legislature to rewrite laws so all sex crimes aren't treated the same.

If a legislator wants a reason why such action is necessary, he or she need look no further than the thirty days given convicted rapist Curtis Hilty.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Charles & Marilyn Long murders: Delay in deciding if 12-year-old son to be tried as adult."


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37 comments
trampolines
trampolines

Hiring a babysitter is risky also. You should trust easily these people on taking care of your kids. You must know first their work background to assure that your kids are really safe with their babysitter. 

Why Phen375
Why Phen375

The title make me confuse, how come that a sex violation was made while she slept? And oral sex was categorized as a rape? Anyhow, it was very sick behaviour.....

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She said ... "this destroyed my life." , followed by "he should get at least a year." ...

at least a year?? Maybe if she had said something more logical like "I hope he fucking dies.", they would have sentenced him more. 

roocfier
roocfier

Yeah, totally reasonable.  We all know that if a person who is willing to rape the daughter of family friends makes a promise to not rape anyone else ever then we should all totally believe him and act like he's an innocent victim of the system. 

A judge's job is not to judge the law.  His job is to apply the law.  This judge failed miserably in his duty.  He should be removed.

Ryan S
Ryan S

do a google search for curtis hilty, considering the top hits i would guess a pr firm has been "working" the hits to ensure the image stays rape-free

Dragonet
Dragonet

cut his nuts off.  He/s a douchebag and deserves the worst.

Amy Pospisil
Amy Pospisil

THIRTY DAYS?! You've got to be shitting me. Who cares if the bastard had committed no prior crimes? He RAPED a girl, and he deserves more than just a slap on the wrist!

Kuei
Kuei

The reason we have mandatory sentencing regulations is because judges cannot be trusted to do the right thing. When you elect corrupt lawyers as judges, you get corrupt judges. Until the people decide to take voting seriously, you will always have this problem. If you're stupid, don't vote! I guarantee that judge made a fistful of cash on this deal.

Mom of 3
Mom of 3

Why shouldn't he spend life in prison? SO what he didn't get caught before but just 30 days is a slap in the face not only to the victim but to all women.

GuiltyHilty
GuiltyHilty

It's unfortunate... because the victim serves a life sentence...and he gets probation. Hopefully he trips up and lands his pathetic ass in jail.

GetReal
GetReal

How does one rape a woman while she slept?  I would think she would wake up fairly quickly.

Teriander
Teriander

If I were her father I would say 30 days is fine. Because on day 31 he's getting a shotgun blast to the face. 

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

Sick  he should loose his realtor licence I do not give a rats ass how good you are. Now he is a pervert.

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real talk

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You have no idea how good this guy is though, he'll get you like an extra 10,000 at least everytime you sell a house. 

Mary
Mary

I agree that it wasn't serious enough, even though 20 years probation is pretty serious in itself. That's a long time for him to get his shit straight, and get help, and if he doesn't he's screwed. But I still think he should have gotten at least a year, as the poor girl wanted. Stupid laws let stupid people like him continue to fuck up the lives of those around them.

Poo
Poo

Stop talking and go play on the highway

Phoenix
Phoenix

Wow, just when I was beginning to miss the tired, old "you can't rape a moving target" line, here you are. She was asleep when he went after her, and thus incapable of consenting, GetReal. That makes his actions rape.       

ForlornW
ForlornW

You don't think the wine he gave her might have facilitated that, GetReal?  You don't think that was likely his intention from the start?  

applebananaz
applebananaz

She awoke to him performing 'oral sex', not sexual intercourse -- although that's what happened afterwards. There wasn't penetration so if she was a heavy sleeper, she could easily sleep through it.

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and thats how dumb ass families let criminals ruin them for generations in a row.

its called  class, honey. 

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Curt is the best though, you should seriously see this guy flip a house!

Kimberly
Kimberly

So that justifies his behavior? Really?

Kuei
Kuei

Afraid you won't be allowed to vote, huh?

sue
sue

your right apples... most men are so bad at oral sex... it could be slept right through !!!!!

Kuei
Kuei

Not when I'm doing it.

keui is a d-bag
keui is a d-bag

Come on Kuei, we all know a f**ktard like you only votes during American Idol. Quick your moms calling from upstairs, its dinner time! Run along pencil dick

Mary
Mary

You're stupid.

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lol . most women dont look for Men that can eat pussy, they look at hair, and clothes, and muscles. which is why their pussy never gets eaten right.

sue. 

keui is a d-bag
keui is a d-bag

Holy Shit Keui. Chowing on your moms box to pay for rent in the basement doesnt count. Go jump off a building you Fu**tard

Mary
Mary

Jesus christ you are the most inappropriate poster I've ever seen on this website. Either you're a 19 year old troll posing as a fat ugly 40 year old man or you're a disgusting fat ugly 40 year old man. I guess either way you're disgusting. Get help.

Dudley "Booger" Dawson
Dudley "Booger" Dawson

Oh please your pecker is so small you can't tell the difference between it an a pube.

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