Governor appoints Attorney General as special prosecutor in case involving the District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District

DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien, in her capacity as acting governor, has appointed the Office of the Attorney General to oversee the special prosecution of Myrl Serra, the District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District of Colorado.

Serra (DOB: 11/14/1961) was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact no consent with force or threats, a class-four felony (§ 18-3-404, 18-3-402, C.R.S.); indecent exposure, a class-three misdemeanor (§ 18-7-302, C.R.S.); and first-degree official misconduct, a class-two misdemeanor (§ 18-8-404, C.R.S.).

Prosecutors have filed their case against Serra with a Montrose County District Court today. The arrest affidavit for Serra has been filed under seal.

Due to Serra’s arrest, the Lieutenant Governor also has appointed the Attorney General as the special prosecutor for the 7th Judicial District. Under this executive order, the Attorney General will assume prosecutorial authority in the 7th Judicial District.

The 7th Judicial District covers Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, San Miguel and Ouray counties.

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