17th Judicial DA

17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Files Sex Assault on a Child Charge Against Cathia Covarrubias Ruiz

Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of charges against Cathia Covarrubias Ruiz, 24, for having an alleged sexual relationship with a student at Quist Middle School in Thornton while she was employed as a paraeducator at the school between October 2021 and January 2022.

Covarrubias Ruiz’s charges include:
  • Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
  • Sexual Assault on a Child--Pattern of Abuse (F3)
  • Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust (F3)
Case number 2022CR000394 was filed in Adams County District Court. Covarrubias Ruiz’s next scheduled court appearance will be on February 10, 2022, at 1:30pm.

The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. See Colo RPC 3.6.
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District Attorney Mason assumed the oath of office on January 12, 2021. The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office endeavors to seek justice on behalf of the citizens of Adams and Broomfield counties in felony and misdemeanor cases. DA Mason and his staff are dedicated to transforming the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of the 17th Judicial District.

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