Now that her son’s abuser is out of their lives for good, a Pueblo woman says she will fight to get his name off her boy’s birth certificate.
Falsely declaring himself the father of one of his victims was among the raft of schemes that let Colorado Springs barber Raymond Demon Brown molest seven children over a 16-year span, authorities said. He was sentenced Wednesday to 128 years to life in prison — near the maximum he had faced after his April jury trial ended in mostly guilty verdicts.
“Children loved going to Mr. Brown’s house, and as far as their mothers were concerned, it was a safe place,” said 4th Judicial District Judge Deborah Grohs, singling out how Brown cultivated trust only to exploit it as the central theme in his crimes.
She said she designed the verdict to ensure he wouldn’t be paroled — bringing visible shows of relief to the faces of several mothers in attendance.
Earlier, Brown addressed the court and promised his convictions wouldn’t stick.
“This is not over yet,” he said with his hands shackled behind his back. “I’ll be back soon.”
Brown, 35, was convicted of sexually abusing seven children whose mothers were characterized as victims too — vulnerable women who welcomed his financial aid and the attention he showed their children.
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