TCSO Makes arrest in Child Sex-Assault Case

Rich Fretterd (TCSO Booking Photo)

Divide, CO, December 14, 2017– On December 3, 2017, the Teller County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from two juvenile female victims who reported they had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by a neighbor over the course of three years during 2013-2016.

Detectives from the Teller County Sheriff’s Office immediately opened an investigation and were able to gain enough information to make an arrest in this case. Rich Fretterd, 64 years old, turned himself in at the Teller County Jail last night after Sheriff’s detectives notified him he had an arrest warrant. He has initially been charged with two counts of Sexual Assault on a Child and two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child, as well as Unlawful Sexual Contact.

Rich Fretterd had appeared on television in a series called Prospectors, a weekly reality television series that premiered on March 26, 2013 on The Weather Channel. The show follows miners in the Colorado Rocky Mountains as they look for precious metals and gems. The investigation continues.