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Two persons, one of whom is a juvenile, are charged with sexually assaulting a girl; the adult defendant, who is 20, was told Wednesday that if convicted he faces 16 years to possibly life in prison.

Roughly 75 notices for jurors have been sent out for this week’s unusual trial in Aspen Municipal Court of a local artist accused of littering, a minor infraction that defendant Lee Mulcahy claims is political retribution.

An 18-year-old Old Snowmass resident arrested for sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 15 was advised Friday that the felony carries, upon conviction, a potential prison sentence of four years to life.

A judge Wednesday dismissed a local man’s negligence lawsuit against the Aspen Skiing Co. and the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, ruling that the skier’s injuries on Aspen Mountain in 2015 fell within the section of the Colorado Ski Safety Act that pertains to inherent risks.

The Aspen woman who stole over $570,000 from her sister’s physician practices in the valley pleaded guilty to felony theft last month, and while she may avoid a jail sentence, prosecutors are seeking restitution of just over $675,000, an amount that includes interest.

A judge Friday ordered the Aspen man who has had multiple unusual contacts with Snowmass Village police in recent months to have no voluntary contact with four of the department’s officers, including the police chief.

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