More victims come forward in case of probation officer accused of sexual assault
AURORA, Colo. — The case against an Aurora probation worker, accused of sexual assault, is growing. On top of that, Colorado’s Own Channel 2 has learned he has a rap shot going back at least 17 years.
35-year-old Rickey Survine Jr. will soon face more charges, in connection with his job as a case worker for a private probation company.
We’ve learned that since his arrest last week, more victims have come forward to tell police they were also attacked by Survine.
The first victim described a violent sexual assault, after she had gotten to know and trust the probation case worker.
He was hired to be a case manager at Englewood-based Rocky Mountain Offender Management Systems in spite of his arrest record. The company is a private probation service that supervises many DUI offenders.
Survine made a second court appearance in Arapahoe County Court Friday on charges he violently sexually assaulted one of the company’s Aurora clients when she went to visit another case manager.
Now we’ve learned more victims are coming forward.
“We have talked to a couple of other potential victims, one of which we’ve interviewed and we will be presenting a case to the DA,” says Aurora Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson.
Investigators fear many more victims may be out there because of Survine’s position.
“They may think that they’ll get in more trouble or that they won’t be believed… things like that,” Carlson says. “So those are things that we recognize and that’s why we’re reaching out to the public.”
Rocky Mountain Offender Management Systems did not respond to our requests for a comment.
“It makes no sense to me and now you’ve got potentially dozens of victims possibly that are going to be revictimized because of one person, because of a company,” says Steve Davis of Davis & Associates Professional Background Services.
Davis works as a private investigator and he has 30 years experience as a police officer. He helped FOX31 Denver uncover Survine’s long criminal record across several states, where Survine used at least ten different aliases.
“Any company, especially a company that’s going to go out and do such sensitive work would certainly want to do the best background check you can on your employees,” Davis says.
Aurora police say Survine’s behavior with each victim has been consistent.
“He’s cordial to these women, some of which may kind of feel that they have a friend, maybe a potential date or something like that so that’s also concerning,” Carlson says.
That private probation company has satellite offices across the Front Range and is contracted to work with offenders from several jurisdictions.
Why the company did not find the criminal offenses in Survine’s background is anyone’s guess at this point.
Aurora police are asking anyone with information to contact them.