During the course of the Larimer County investigation, detectives learned that in August 2006 Cortelyou had engaged in sexually graphic online conversations in an Internet chat room with someone he believed to be a 12-year-old girl.According to the affidavit in that case, Cortelyou asked the "girl" if she had sex yet and if she ever "played with it" and gave her instructions for self masturbation.Cortelyou will have to register as a sex offender and could face a potential prison sentence of up to six years when he is sentenced. Sentencing has been scheduled for July 24 at the Jefferson County District Court.However, according to an earlier report by the Denver Post, Cortelyou would serve no jail time and would have the Larimer County charge dropped as part of the plea deal was worked out by his attorney. His attorney, Craig Silverman, is also Denver radio talk-show host.
Cortelyou is the former host of "Business for Breakfast" on 1060 AM, KRCN Radio in Fort Collins. This is where he was first arrested on Jan. 23 by Fort Collins police.Corelyou is a veteran Denver-area journalist and has been on Denver radio stations since 1978. He has been business editor at 850 AM KOA, did the business show for 760 AM KTLK The Zone, worked at 630 KHOW, KMJI, KIMN, and also did some business reports for 7NEWS in 2000.According to his online bio, he has won various news awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association, Associated Press and the Radio/Television News Directors Association.Additional Information:
To read the affidavit for the arrest warrant, http://www.thedenverchannel.com/download/2007/0201/10892863.pdf (Warning: it is sexually explicit.)
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