The affidavit containing information into the sexual assault allegations against Broncos cornerback Parrish Cox will be released July 1st. To maintain privacy rights, the accuser’s name, medical information, and the name of a friend will not be included.
In an uncommon set of circumstances, defense attorney Harvey Steinberg and the prosecutors were hoping for the same outcome. While they argues the release of the documents will prejudice Cox’s right to a fair trial, The Associated Press and The Denver Post, argued for the document’s unsealing. District Court Judge Paul King sided with the former.
Stemming from events that allegedly occurred on September 6th, Cox is charged with one count of sexual assault while the victim was physically helpless and one count of sexual assault while the victim was incapable of determining the nature of the conduct.
He is currently out on $50,000 bail.
In reaching his holding, Judge King highlighted that “there can be no presumption that everyone in the jury panel will read, follow and find important the media accounts of the case. Furthermore, there are methods that can be used by the court to address widespread media coverage and protect the right to a fair trial.”
Cox entered a plea of not guilty. He is facing up to life in prison if convicted.