Associate of former APD chief made false report claiming councilwoman had sexual contact with baby

AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora Metropolis Council member is accusing former Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson’s accomplice of constructing a false accusation towards her regarding her toddler, and Wilson’s accomplice now has a warrant out for her arrest.

Aurora Metropolis Council member Danielle Jurinsky claimed that Wilson’s accomplice, Robin Niceta, falsely accused Jurinsky of illegal sexual contact together with her personal baby. The accusations towards Jurinsky have been unfounded, in line with Niceta’s arrest affidavit.

Niceta is dealing with costs of retaliation towards an elected official and making a false report.

Niceta, 40, resigned from her place as a social employee and case supervisor with Arapahoe County on Could 4 with a short letter that learn: “Please take this e mail as my rapid resignation from Arapahoe County. I recognize the final 5 years and I want you each the easiest.”

Warrant: Former Aurora chief’s accomplice accused of retaliation

Niceta was not in custody as of 1:40 pm Monday, in line with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Workplace.

In accordance with the affidavit, Jurinsky mentioned she was a visitor on the Steffen Tubbs radio present on Jan. 27, and when the topic of Aurora’s excessive crime fee got here up, Jurinsky mentioned Chief Wilson “is trash.”

The next day, Jurinsky acquired a telephone name from the Arapahoe County Division of Human Providers (DHS) regarding an nameless accusation that alleged inappropriate contact together with her personal baby. Jurinsky advised investigators that she felt the accusation made towards her was in retaliation to the remark she made about Wilson on the radio program and was “mortified, upset and damage,” in line with the affidavit.

A felony grievance with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Workplace was filed on April 19 concerning the DHS grievance towards Jurinsky, in line with the affidavit.

The report indicated that on Jan. 28, 2022, shortly after 5 pm, an nameless particular person reported that they have been an worker at one in every of Jurinsky’s eating places — she owns 4 across the Denver metro space — and heard Jurinsky ask, “Do you need to see one thing humorous?” after which allegedly made inappropriate sexual contact with the kid. The reporting social gathering mentioned the kid began crying, in line with the arrest affidavit.

The nameless particular person reported that a couple of weeks in the past, they noticed Jurinsky together with her baby once more. The reporting social gathering claimed that Jurinsky pushed the kid’s diaper down to indicate off his genitals to different employees, the arrest affidavit mentioned.

The Division of Human Providers visited Jurinsky’s dwelling, daycare, and extra and the case was closed on Feb. 14, with no wrongdoing on Jurinksky’s half, in line with the affidavit.

Investigators have been in a position to hint the nameless social gathering’s telephone name to a particular quantity, which was on report as a private telephone quantity for Niceta, in line with the afidavit.

Investigators pulled Niceta’s T-Cell report and found she allegedly dialed *67 earlier than calling the hotline in an try to dam the quantity, the affidavit mentioned.

In an e mail from Deputy County Lawyer Michael Valentine with the Arapahoe County Lawyer’s Workplace to Chief Deputy DA Chris Gallo, Valentine mentioned Jurinsky had been “outspoken and significant” of Wilson, who was the Aurora chief of police on the time. The e-mail additionally acknowledged Niceta had allegedly made the false report in retaliation to Jurinsky’s feedback.

When Arapahoe County investigators spoke to Niceta’s supervisor concerning the nameless tip left on their hotline, she initially did not suppose it was Niceta. Nonetheless, after listening to it a number of extra instances, the supervisor mentioned she observed similarities and believed Niceta made her voice higher-pitched in the course of the name, in line with the affidavit.

Investigators talked with Niceta on Could 3. Within the interview, authorities mentioned that they had decided that the tip concerning the illegal sexual contact had come from her cellphone quantity, however Niceta mentioned, “OK, I do not know something about that,” in line with the affidavit. She mentioned she had been in possession of her telephone the entire day, however had not made that decision.

She acknowledged that a number of individuals had entry to her telephone, together with her two kids and Wilson, however then acknowledged that her kids wouldn’t have made the decision, that means solely her or Wilson might have made the decision, the affidavit reads.

Investigators advised Niceta that as a result of the telephone was utilized in a suspected crime, it could be seized as proof pending a search warrant. This warrant was authorized on Could 6. Three days later, authorities acquired the cellphone and Niceta’s laptop computer, in line with the affidavit.

A forensic extraction of the cellphone and laptop computer discovered a number of inconsistencies with what Niceta advised investigators within the earlier interview. She advised the investigator she did not know something concerning the grievance towards Jurinsky, nonetheless, lower than three hours after the tip got here in, Niceta had despatched a textual content referring to the grievance.

When the investigator requested Niceta’s supervisor whether or not Niceta would know concerning the tip so quickly after it was made, the supervisor mentioned there was “0% probabilities that Robin would have recognized of this referral inside 2 ½ hours DHS receiving it.”

In accordance with the affidavit, a search of Niceta’s county-provided laptop computer confirmed a number of Bing searches for “baby abuse and neglect reporting hotline” and “does the kid abuse hotline hold telephone numbers in Colorado” simply minutes earlier than the tip got here in to the hotline.

“I hope to see justice served on this case,” Jurinsky advised Denver7 over the telephone Monday. “It is disgusting. I simply cry. You possibly can’t simply weaponize the system and simply make false allegations towards somebody and their baby and get away with it.”

In response to the investigation into Niceta, Arapahoe County mentioned its Division of Human Providers acquired about 24,000 calls to its baby and grownup safety hotline in 2021 and takes each allegation significantly.

“Arapahoe County additionally takes allegations of false reporting significantly – particularly once they contain workers,” the assertion reads. “We have now zero tolerance for any such habits, which undermines the crucial work of our group. Upon receiving an allegation of false reporting by an worker, we instantly engaged regulation enforcement and carried out an inside investigation. It will be inappropriate to offer any additional touch upon this personnel matter.”

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