A former Rangeview High School staffer who preyed on five girls has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
James Kevin Dolmas, 29, was sentenced last week in Arapahoe County District Court, according to a district attorney’s office news release.
Dolmas, who was a hall monitor and theater assistant at the school, “used his position to gain the trust of underage girls, then solicited and exchanged sexually exploitative photos with them, had unlawful sexual contact with some of them and had sex in the school with one” victim, the news release said.
Domas was arrested in July of 2019 and he pleaded guilty on August 10 to two counts sexual exploitation of a child, a felony. Other counts were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Victims and family members appeared at the Tuesday sentencing virtually.
“What he did using his position of trust left me feeling that I was the one who did something wrong. I did trust him, and I was vulnerable,” a victim said. “I was too terrified and ashamed to tell anyone.”
“It is soul crushing to know you were unable to protect your child,” a mother said. “The school should be a safe place.”
Arapahoe County District Court Judge Shay Whitaker imposed the sentence.
“There is a line in the sand, and no matter what students do, it is the adults’ responsibility to stand hard and fast on the right side of that line,” Whitaker said, according to the release. “A violation of that trust is shattering.”
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