Hours after a small newspaper within the Colorado Rockies printed a narrative concerning the alleged violent sexual assault of a teenage woman at a police chief’s home, lots of of copies have been stolen out of almost each newspaper rack throughout the county, the publishers say.
The front-page story within the Ouray County Plaindealer, written by co-publisher Erin McIntyre, broke the information that three youngsters have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old woman a number of instances throughout a late-night occasion on the house of Ouray Police Chief Jeff Wooden.
“Somebody didn’t like this version of the (Plaindealer,)” co-publisher Mike Wiggins wrote on X Thursday. “Guess which article. In order that they stole almost each newspaper out of our racks in Ouray County. When you hoped to silence or intimidate us, you failed miserably. We’ll discover out who did this. And one other press run is imminent.”
Three younger males have been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation stated. On the time of the assault, in Could, they have been 19, 18 and 17.
In response to the Plaindealer, the woman advised investigators she was raped at the very least 3 times after passing out on the occasion. She screamed and fought again whereas individuals, together with Wooden, have been asleep within the house.
In a publication printed Thursday evening, McIntyre stated that from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning somebody emptied all however one of many Plaindealer’s racks throughout the county, a 540-square-mile expanse within the mountains of southwest Colorado.
“From what we all know up to now, it appears this individual put in 4 quarters and took all of the papers at these racks,” McIntyre wrote. “It’s fairly clear that somebody didn’t need the neighborhood to learn the information this week.”
McIntyre and Wiggins organized for an additional run of the weekly paper to be printed on Thursday evening.