Sandoval Man Arrested on Felony Sex Charge in Jefferson County
Charles Downs Had Originally Been Charged with Misdemeanor Theft Offense
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Charles Downs

A 19-year-old Sandoval man has been arrested on a Jefferson County warrant for aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Charles Downs remains in custody at the Jefferson County Justice Center in lieu of $40,000 bond. He was originally arrested in connection with the same case in November of last year and was charged with misdemeanor sexual abuse.

Jefferson County Sheriff Travis Allen says the case was carefully reviewed by Jefferson County State's Attorney Sean Featherstun and he determined that the charges should be amended and issued a felony warrant for Downes.

Allen is thanking Featherstun for reviewing the case and ensuring that offenders of sex crimes are behind bars and not roaming the streets creating more victims.

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