A hearing in the Perrish Cox case was continued at the request of his defense team because of misplaced evidence.
Officials with the Lone Tree Police Department informed the 18th Judicial District Attorney that an additional DVD was in their evidence storage facility that should have been provided at the time the case was filed. The Denver Broncos defensive back is facing charges of sexual assault.
Lone Tree police retrieved a copy of the DVD which was then reproduced for the defense. The prosecution notified the attorneys for Cox late Aug. 24 that the DVD was available to be picked up at the DA’s office in Centennial for their convenience.
Cox's attorneys advised the prosecution during an Aug. 26 hearing at the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center in Castle Rock that they would need to ask the court for a continuance. The motions’ hearing was rescheduled for Sept. 16.
Cox, 24, was arrested last fall after a woman accused him of sexual assaulting her after a night of partying in downtown Denver, according to court documents. She told investigators that Cox assaulted her when she was passed out in his Lone Tree apartment. A paternity test later confirmed that Cox had fathered a baby with the victim.
The Broncos released a statement in July that expresses the organization’s disappointment with the situation.
“The allegations involving Perrish Cox are extremely serious and troubling to our organization. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely,” the statement said.
Cox, a second-year cornerback and kick returner, was released by the team Sept. 2.