Monday, December 21, 2020

Clifton man arrested for multiple counts of sex crimes involving a child

Gary Harding, 73 of Clifton
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MESA COUNTY, Colo – Mesa County Sheriff’s Office investigators took Gary Harding, 73 of Clifton, into custody Friday after a warrant was obtained for his arrest.

Harding is facing the following charges:
  • 9 counts of Sexual Assault on a Child, Pattern of Abuse (Class 3 Felony)
  • 3 counts of Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust (Class 3 Felony)
  • Indeterminate Sentence Enhancement (Jessica’s Law)
The charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred between August 1, 2009, and November 13, 2020, involving two separate juveniles.

This remains an active investigation.

Harding is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility. For updated bond amounts, visit our website.