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UMass Police Officer Arrested on Child Rape, Other Charges

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WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A UMass police officer is facing a number of charges, including child rape, following his arrest Thursday.

49-year-old George Colon of West Springfield was arrested Thursday night on a warrant, charging him with two counts of open and gross lewdness, rape of a child, sodomy, and enticing a child under the age 16.

Colon was arrested at his home in West Springfield, with the assistance of his UMass Police supervisor and another officer.
West Springfield detectives say his disturbing crimes date back at least two years. They involve his girlfriend’s daughter and her 12 year old friend.

Besides shaking his head in disagreement, Colon stood emotionless for his arraignment Friday. Assistant District Attorney Marie Angers says the daughter of Colon’s girlfriend invited a friend over to their home in mid-May. That’s when Colon entered their bedroom naked from the waste down.

“A couple days later she was at her friends home when again the defendant came in,” Angers said. “He pulled out his penis and asked if she wanted to have sex and no one would know.”

Then on May 18th police say Colon gave his girlfriend’s daughter and her friend alcohol during a sleepover and proceeded to allegedly grab the friend’s backside. Shortly after, his girlfriend’s daughter allegedly revealed chilling details to her friend.

“Her friend during that incident had disclosed that the defendant makes her do stuff, including have sex with her brother and on at least one prior occasion the defendant and her friend had had sexual intercourse,” Angers said.

Colon’s girlfriend was notified of the allegations. The police were notified May 29th of the alleged crimes. Detectives met privately with both girls, and say their stories match.

“The defendant had told her that he would deny everything and she should deny everything too so she won’t get taken away from her family,” Angers told the court.

Colon pled not guilty to a slew of charges Friday, including rape of child.
His attorney says a six year police veteran, Colon once saved a man’s life while on duty at UMass and claims there are many inconsistencies in the girls’ stories.

“These allegations are totally out of character based upon what I see so far judge,” he said.

Colon was held on $25,000 cash bail. UMass had no comment Friday, other to note that Colon is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. They say a full review of the allegations will take place. They stress the alleged incidents happened in West Springfield with no connection to UMass. He has no prior criminal record.

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  • adam413

    i know he was a crooked cop selling drugs and ammo but damm what a low life piece of crap he needs to get the max for what he did no plea deal for him …..its sad that he has kids too

  • shakemyhead

    It is amazing to me how; INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY means nothing to some people. No one has ever been falsely accused of a crime? No one has ever been released from prison because new evidence such as DNA proves that they were wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn’t commit? Some people are so quick to believe that this man is Guilty without hearing the facts of the case and without hearing any evidence. How about hoping that there is no way that he is capable of committing such a horrible crime? Take a second and imagine that is you that is being falsely accused of such a horrible crime that you know you did not commit. Imagine people believing that you are guilty and saying you should be put to death, you should be made to suffer…etc. Imagine it was you and your family or someone you love that was falsely accused of a crime that you didn’t commit, would you want the benefit of the doubt for yourself or your loved one? Just something to think about before rushing to judgement

  • shakemyhead

    It is amazing to me how; INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY means nothing to some people. No one has ever been falsely accused of a crime? No one has ever been released from prison because new evidence such as DNA proves that they were wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn’t commit? Some people are so quick to believe that this man is Guilty without hearing the facts of the case and without hearing any evidence. How about hoping that there is no way that he is capable of committing such a horrible crime? Take a second and imagine that is you that is being falsely accused of such a horrible crime that you know you did not commit. Imagine people believing that you are guilty and saying you should be put to death, you should be made to suffer…etc. Imagine it was you and your family or someone you love that was falsely accused of a crime that you or they didn’t commit, would you want the benefit of the doubt for yourself or your loved one? Just something to think about before rushing to judgement

  • jade430

    Love how people jump on thinking this man is guilty! Kids make up stories too, so until there is a conviction… Shut your mouths. You just sound like a couple narrow minded individuals.