- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Convicted rapist was released from the Boulder County Jail after serving about half of the two-year work-release sentence some viewed as too lenient.

The Daily Camera reports (https://bit.ly/2fLzLif ) Boulder County sheriff’s Cmdr. Mike Wagner says Austin Wilkerson was released Saturday after serving 367 days of his 730-day sentence.

Wagner says Wilkerson accumulated 363 days of “good time,” or good behavior during his jail stay.

Colorado law says inmates who are allowed to participate in a “day reporting program” like work-release “shall receive one day credit against their sentences for each day spent in such programs.”

Wilkerson was convicted in May 2016 of sexually assaulting a helpless victim and unlawful sexual contact for raping a University of Colorado student he met in 2014 at a party in Boulder.

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