Joseph Renander found guilty of child-sex assaults after previous verdicts tossed

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Joseph Renander. More photos below.
Why is Joseph Renander only now facing sentencing for a series of child sex assaults allegedly committed between 2000 and 2005 -- especially when he was convicted for the crimes more than six years ago?

Turns out the case was tossed over a technicality and sent back to trial, where a new jury came to the same conclusion the previous one had.

Some of the best coverage of the Renander matter the first time around was done by the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News. In a December 2004 piece, the Rocky reported that Renander had been arrested the previous March at the Golden Beginnings Early Learning Center in Lakewood, which he operated along with a facility in Golden called Precious Ones Daycare.

Joseph Renander during a 2006 court appearance, from 7News coverage.
He faced multiple counts of sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust, as well as pattern-of-conduct allegations in regard to a number of victims, all of whom were under age ten. On top of that, Renander was accused of possessing photos and videos featuring sexual images of children.

The investigation into Renander got underway in late 2003, after an eight-year-old girl told her dad "she had to be careful when taking a bubble bath because bubbles made her private areas itch" -- a comment that led to her divulging that she'd been raped and forced to participate in oral sex when she was just four, the Rocky noted

One other victim said Renander had touched her "down there" as she sat on a toilet and compulsively fondled her through her clothes, while another talked about Renander taking her to a shed behind one of the centers, where she was made to do "bad things."

By March 2006, Renander was on trial, with the Rocky quoting testimony he offered in his own defense. He conceded that he downloaded child porn "every other week," but he insisted that "he studied pedophiles and child pornography" because he was "writing a manual to help parents prevent sexual abuse of their children, planning to use the manuals at workshops for parents."

Among the titles of books self-published by Renander: All About Touches and I Just Said No.

This rationale didn't convince the jury, which convicted Renander of the sex crimes. The following November, he was given a sentence of between 78 years and life.

In addition, the First Judicial District DA's office states, Renander was also convicted of child-porn possession. In August 2007, he pleaded guilty to two sexual-exploitation-of-a-child counts, for which he was given sixteen years in stir.

However, the main sex assault beefs subsequently fell by the wayside.

Continue for more about the second conviction of Joseph Renander, including additional photos.

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Democrats love welfare, sex with children and welfare.

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Stop Republican Pedophilia!

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The "just studying it to write a book" defense worked for Pete Townsend.

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Cut the nuts the first time, there won't be a second time.  

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