- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A former Montrose County district attorney is getting a new trial on some of his 2011 convictions, including harassment.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1MNnaV1) Myrl Serra will be retried on charges of harassment as well as violations of a protection order and bond.

Thursday’s decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals does not affect guilty pleas on charges of criminal extortion and unlawful sexual contact that Serra entered shortly after his convictions.

Prosecutors have yet to decide whether to appeal the decision, with a spokesman for Attorney General Cynthia Coffman noting Serra’s plea for unlawful sexual contact remaining intact.

Three women employed in Serra’s office said he engaged in a pattern of sexual misconduct and threatened that they would lose their jobs.



Serra is currently on probation.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com

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