BRIGHTON, Colo. — An Adams County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday by Aurora Police on a domestic violence-related sex assault and is being held on a $150,000 bond.
Jason Belmont, 42, has been with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. The sheriff’s office say the allegations are “serious” and happened in Aurora, just outside the jurisdictional boundaries of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
The alleged victim called police about 9 p.m. on June 3, saying that she had been the victim of a sex assault and was going to the emergency room. She later identified Belmont as her attacker.
The alleged victim was on probation, and said she had voiced concerns about Belmont to her probation officer, according to an affidavit.
The woman, whose name was not released, said she and Belmont had been arguing throughout much of the day. She agreed to meet him at his home — where she said she no longer lives — in order to pick up some mail and money, according to an affidavit.
While at the home, she laid down on a couch to rest, she told police. Belmont allegedly carried her into an upstairs bedroom, undressed and began removing her clothing as well. He discovered a digital recorder she was carrying, and accused her of “trying to set (him) up,” the affidavit states.
He then raped her, she told police. Afterward, he kept her at the house against her will for more than an hour, only relenting when his children entered the home, she said. He stated that no one would believe her if she told them what happened, she said.
The victim said Belmont threatened her via calls and text messages, but she apparently refused to let investigators search her phone, per the affidavit.
“Sheriff Darr is aware of the situation and he is obviously disappointed and extremely upset,” the sheriff’s office said in a release. “Sheriff Darr puts great importance on the character, values, and integrity of our deputies.
“The Sheriff’s Office will follow the case closely and initiate any internal investigations, when appropriate, pursuant to our policies and procedures.”
Belmont appeared in court Thursday morning in an orange jumpsuit where bond was set and a mandatory protection order was put in place.
Belmont’s next court appearance is at 9 a.m. Tuesday where the formal filing of charges will occur.