Therapist Charged with Sexual Assault on a Child; Detectives Searching for Additional Victims
BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder Police Department has charged a man with sexually assaulting at least two children and believe there could be more victims.
Mark A. Hochwender, 72, was arrested yesterday, March 8, and charged with two felony counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in position of trust-pattern of abuse. Hochwender was in his 40s when these crimes occurred. His photo can be seen here.
The victims, who were juveniles at the time, came forward after they became adults. The victims told detectives the incidents occurred when they saw Hochwender as their therapist between August 1999 and the present day at Hochwender’s home office in the City of Boulder and in the City of Westminster. This was a long-term investigation involving multiple families.
Anyone with any information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Lutz at LutzC@bouldercolorado.gov or 303-441-4374 reference case 20-11516. Those who might have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers through https://www.p3tips.com/community/mobile/index.htm
As in every criminal case, these charges are an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.