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UPDATE: Man suspected of sexually assaulting children commits suicide

1-24-2012 Colorado:

A 53-year-old man was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a police station parking lot, hours after police announced his arrest in connection with the sexual assault of four children.

Raymond Lavell Turner's body was found shortly after 3 p.m. when a person noticed a man slumped over in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Police Operation Center, near Rio Grande Street and Nevada Avenue, according to Colorado Springs police.

Police suspect he shot himself inside the black sedan.

Turner was arrested Thursday on suspicion of four counts of sexual assault of a child by one in a position of trust. He was booked into the El Paso County jail Thursday and posted a $25,000 bond that same day, according to court records.

The alleged incidents happened between August 2010 and July 2011, according to Turner’s arrest affidavit. All four children – two girls and two boys – were under the age of 9.

Police were initially notified about the assaults on Sept. 1 when one of the boys told his mother that he had been touched inappropriately while staying the night at Turner’s house in July and August.

He told police that he had gone into Turner’s room because he had a bad dream and, while there, he was touched inappropriately. When he was supposed to return to Turner’s house for babysitting, he broke down in tears and told his mom what happened.

When questioned by police, Turner denied the accusation.

A few months later, on Nov. 7, another mother called police when her children told her that Turner had assaulted them.

The children, who temporarily shared a residence with Turner and his wife, said they were assaulted between August and October. The assaults weren’t reported earlier because the children had told another adult, who didn’t report it.

All three of those children said that they also had been inappropriately touched by Turner. ..Source.. by THE GAZETTE

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