GOLDEN, Colo. (Aug. 26, 2022) – District Attorney Alexis King announced today that a former law enforcement officer, Wayne Darrell Nelson (DOB 9/21/52), has been convicted of three counts of misdemeanor unlawful sexual contact for the sexual assaults of two adult women between April 2018 and December 2020. Mr. Nelson was acquitted of sexual assault against a third woman.
The women were tenants and roommates of Mr. Nelson between April 2018 and December 2020. The victims told detectives that they were scared to report Mr. Nelson’s conduct because he was a retired law enforcement officer.
Mr. Nelson worked for multiple local police departments, including as a criminal investigator for the First Judicial District Attorney’s Office from 2008-2014. The investigation also revealed that Mr. Nelson taught CCW classes and women’s self-defense classes at the time of arrest for these offenses.
District Attorney Alexis King stated, “We honor the victims and survivors that came forward to ensure that Mr. Nelson faced accountability for his actions. Our community is made safer by today’s verdict, and we appreciate the jury’s service.”