Henry Ford arrest update: Charges against deputy include incest

Categories: Colorado Crimes

henry.ford.deputy.photograph.205x205.jpg
Photos, video below.
Update: Last week, we told you about the arrest of Adams County Deputy Henry Ford in regard to suspected sexual assault on a child. See our previous coverage below. Now, Ford has been formally charged, and one of the accusations -- incest -- reveals that the alleged victim in the case is his own daughter.

Thus far, law-enforcement sources have been extremely cautious about releasing information about the case against Ford. Indeed, prosecutors shared one detail only to ask the media not to divulge it.

As we previously reported, Ford, who's 37, had worked as a deputy with the Adams County Sheriff's Office for eight years.

Most recently, he'd been assigned to the jail division.

But that was before he was arrested at his home in Strasburg.

A day later, Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr spoke publicly about Ford's arrest. In remarks shared at a press conference, he avoided specifics about the case against Ford, preferring to speak in general terms.

doug_darr.JPG
Sheriff Doug Darr.
"This is a violation of the public trust. We have a responsibility to make sure that the people who work within this agency are qualified, that they have the character and the ability to do the job, and to do it well," he said. "It's always disappointing when one of our own is accused. It's always disappointing when we have to stand in front of the camera like we are today to tell a story like this one."

Yesterday, Ford appeared in court to hear the charges against him: sexual assault on a child as a pattern of conduct, sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, sexual assault on a child and aggravated incest.

The crimes are said to have taken place between August 1, 2015 and April 9, shortly before Ford was taken into custody.

In announcing the charges, the 17th Judicial District DA's office also released the age of the victim. But then, five minutes later, public information officer Sue Lindsay sent out a followup note about the information. It reads: "I know this fact was contained in the news release, but the prosecutors and victim advocate are asking if media can refrain from identifying the victim's age because this will identify her in the small community in which they live. I would appreciate your honoring this request."

Ford's arrest report remains sealed. He's expected back in court on May 2 for a preliminary hearing, as well as a request for bond reduction.

Here's a CBS4 report about his bust and the comments of Sheriff Darr. That's followed by our previous coverage.

Continue to see our previous coverage of Henry Ford's arrest, including more photos.


My Voice Nation Help
34 comments
zandraiii
zandraiii

I'm glad she finally told on him to someone who could help her. I wonder if the mother knew. It's amazing to me how many women know what their husbands are doing to their daughters and turn a blind eye or blame the poor victim for being raped. I hope he's miserable in jail, cops don't do well, and child rapists do even worse. I hope he really suffers, I hope he thinks about suicide every single day, and quakes with fear every moment. That's what he did to his victim.

missycoyotex
missycoyotex

Been all across North America from Mexico to Canada.  Even with the police state that is developing on the Canada border/US side, I can attest that Colorado cops are abnormal.  The feds on the border, the state patrols of Idaho, WA, and MT, and all their local police are polite, intelligent, respectful and tend to not hassle people living in their towns, treating them as the neighbours they are.  Not Colorado pigs.  Colorado pigs are PIGS.  Corrupt, inept and STUPID beyond belief.

Richard Jaeger
Richard Jaeger

A.C.A.B. he'll get off with a slap on the wrist like all pigs do.

Joe Cherry
Joe Cherry

"The crimes are said to have taken place between August 1, 2015 and April 9, shortly before Ford was taken into custody." Please fix. This isn't a Tom Cruise movie about future crime... It's fucking horrible.

Brian Martinez
Brian Martinez

There goes the 2016 hopes of yet another Tea party candidate.

Icarus
Icarus

If they asked you not to reveal the girl's age in order to not identify her, maybe you should have left out the fact that he was charged with incest and that it was his daughter, which pretty much identifies her.  This article was poorly written and it is clear Michael Roberts lacks journalistic integrity.  

Briana Sims
Briana Sims

Everyone hes ever given a ticket to or arrested himself should be refunded and charges dropped.

George White
George White

Apparently one of the prerequisites for being a sheriff's deputy is morbid obesity. Why are they all tanks?

Clark Snyder
Clark Snyder

Most WW stories need editing. Because of the paper's cheapness!

Sharon Walsh Thompson
Sharon Walsh Thompson

When reporting a news story facts are important, and it makes me wonder about the quality of reporting, to get something basic wrong Bekki.

Sara Ciancio
Sara Ciancio

Just awful. I can't imagine a father getting a perpetrator. Just terrible.

Ospreyguy
Ospreyguy

So it's future crimes now? 


"The crimes are said to have taken place between August 1, 2015 and April 9, shortly before Ford was taken into custody."

Bekki Marsh
Bekki Marsh

Relax folks - I am pretty sure, Sharon, that you are smart enough to recognize a typo! I am a bit taken aback by the fact that you only found the typo to be worthy of comment - You are not disgusted by the story, or concerned for the victim? Need help with compassion or empathy?

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter


*    Republican County Constable Larry Dale Floyd was arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex with an 8-year old girl. Floyd has repeatedly won elections for Denton County, Texas, constable.

*    Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

*    Republican Party leader Bobby Stumbo was arrested for having sex with a 5-year old boy.

*    Republican petition drive manager Tom Randall pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 14, one of them the daughter of an associate in the petition business.

*    Republican County Chairman Armando Tebano was arrested for sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl.

*    Republican teacher and former city councilman John Collins pleaded guilty to sexually molesting 13 and 14 year old girls.

*    Republican campaign worker Mark Seidensticker is a convicted child molester.

*    Republican Mayor Philip Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence in federal prison for sexually abusing 8- and 10-year old girls.

*    Republican Mayor Tom Adams was arrested for distributing child pornography over the internet.

*    Republican Mayor John Gosek was arrested on charges of soliciting sex from two 15-year old girls.

*    Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.


*    Republican businessman Jon Grunseth withdrew his candidacy for Minnesota governor after allegations surfaced that he went swimming in the nude with four underage girls, including his daughter.

*    Republican campaign worker, police officer and self-proclaimed reverend Steve Aiken was convicted of having sex with two underage girls.

*    Republican director of the "Young Republican Federation" Nicholas Elizondo molested his 6-year old daughter and was sentenced to six years in prison.

*    Republican president of the New York City Housing Development Corp. Russell Harding pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.

*    Republican benefactor of conservative Christian groups, Richard A. Dasen Sr., was found guilty of raping a 15-year old girl. Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that over the past decade he paid more than $1 million to have sex with a large number of young women.

Angela Marie
Angela Marie

Good god, he just LOOKS like he would be a cho-mo! I can sniff em' out a mile away!!! SICK!

Karye Ann
Karye Ann

Can we please put him in with general pop so he can get just treatment?

missycoyotex
missycoyotex

Ah-Hmmm.....There's always civil courts and 5 finger justice....

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

He's the kind of guy the teabaggers are looking for.

Supernova49
Supernova49

Deputies work the jails, they don't have power to arrest.

kylaf
kylaf

That makes no sense... His arrest doesn't automatically make everyone else innocent.. This is why we have a court system..

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

This list is FAR from comprehensive.  For example, there is no mention of fishingblues.

Now Trending

Denver Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

Loading...