Authorities: Juvenile given booze and meth, was raped over 2 weeks at Elbert County home

Posted at 10:48 AM, Oct 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-20 21:09:16-04

ELIZABETH, Colo. – A juvenile was kept inside a home in Elbert County for two weeks in September, was given booze and methamphetamine by three people and was sexually assaulted by one of them, according to the county sheriff’s office.

The three people, 46-year-old Cain Kelman, 47-year-old Deanna Weber and 62-year-old Ricky Taggart, face an array of charges after they allegedly brought the minor to a home in the 4800 block of Highway 86 in unincorporated Elizabeth, and kept the juvenile there for around two weeks in September.

Deputies arrested the three after serving a search warrant at the home on Highway 86 on Sept. 27. All three have since posted bond and are scheduled for court appearances over the next two months.

According to the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office, while the three were keeping the victim at the house, the victim was given alcohol, meth and was sexually assaulted by Kelman “multiple times.”

Kelman faces four felonies and one misdemeanor charge in relation to the incident: distribution of a controlled substance to a minor, sexual contact – coercion of a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of a controlled substance, and sex assault – 10-year age difference.

Weber and Taggart both face charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and Taggart faces an additional controlled substance possession charge. He pleaded guilty to a similar charge out of Denver earlier this year.

The sheriff’s office has yet to release additional details about the alleged crimes, as the affidavits are suppressed.