Denver Host Gets Probation In Sex Case
July 25, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
Former Talk KRCN-A (RADIO COLORADO NETWORK)/DENVER "BUSINESS FOR BREAKFAST" co-host SCOTT CORTELYOU was sentenced to 18 months' probation and registration as a sex offender on TUESDAY (7/24) in JEFFERSON COUNTY (CO) court.
CORTELYOU, a longtime DENVER radio personality, pleaded guilty on APRIL 23 to a felony charge of trying to lure who he thought was a 12-year-old girl into sex via the Internet. He apologized in court for his actions and told District Judge JACK BERRYHILL that he will not "return to that environment whatsoever." His attorney, CRAIG SILVERMAN, noted that CORTELYOU had resisted the advances of the undercover investigator while chatting online, telling her she was too young and that it would be illegal.
CORTELYOU, 53, a veteran news and business anchor/reporter at several DENVER stations including KOA-A, KHOW-A, KKZN-A, KIMN, KMJI, and KMGH-TV, was arrested in JANUARY.