Man sentenced to 24 years-to-life for child sexual assault at ARC Thrift Store in Arvada

Ronn Gregory Wyman, previously convicted of murder, sentenced for January 2020 incident

Rylee Dunn
rdunn@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 1/27/22

A man with an extensive criminal history was sentenced to 24 years-to-life by the First Judicial District Court on Jan. 27 after a child sexual assault incident that took place at the ARC Thrift Store in Arvada on Jan. 12, 2020.

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Man sentenced to 24 years-to-life for child sexual assault at ARC Thrift Store in Arvada

Ronn Gregory Wyman, previously convicted of murder, sentenced for January 2020 incident

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A man with an extensive criminal history was sentenced to 24 years-to-life by the First Judicial District Court on Jan. 27 after a child sexual assault incident that took place at the ARC Thrift Store in Arvada on Jan. 12, 2020.

Ronn Gregory Wyman, 63, was convicted on May 12, 2021 of Sexual Assault on a Child - Victim Less Than 15 after assaulting an 11-year-old girl at the thrift store. Wyman has an extensive criminal record and was released from prison in Nov. 2018 after serving over 20 years for second-degree murder.

On Jan. 12, 2020, a mother called Arvada Police after her daughter reported that a man had grabbed her buttocks inside the store. The mother reported that she chased Wyman out of the store and physically blocked him from driving away.

When police arrived, they took Wyman into custody and confirmed through security camera footage the 11-year-old's statement that Wyman had been circling her and making eye contact before grabbing her.

Wyman has an extensive criminal history which includes sexual offences against children dating back to 1987. At that time, he was convicted for indecent exposure in front of children in California. The next year, he was sentenced to a year in jail for attempted kidnapping of a child.

Wyman again faced kidnapping and indecent exposure charges in 1989 and was sentenced to 16 months in prison for indecent exposure in 1991.

In 1993, Wyman was convicted in Denver for second degree murder and sentenced to 28 years in prison and five years of probation. He was released early in 2015 after serving 20 years but returned two more times due to parole violations.

First Judicial District Senior Deputy District Attorney Donna Billek said that with Wyman's history and the incident in Arvada, he cannot safely be a member of the community.

“This case was just another in a long line of sexual offenses that the defendant has committed against vulnerable, young children,” Billek said. “With his background, this sentence was appropriate as the defendant has repeatedly made it clear that he can't be safely managed in our community.”

In Colorado, severe sexual offences come with an indeterminate sentence that requires a minimum number of years in prison, after which point offenders can then be released into the community after partaking in sex offender treatment. Because of Wyman's criminal history with children, that minimum number of years was tripled in this case.

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