Mesa County man faces probation for relationship with underage girl

MESA COUNTY– A Mesa County man has been sentenced to probation for his relationship with an underage girl.

The victim’s mother spoke, telling the judge she did not feel like her daughter was a victim at all.

Before 21-year-old Austin Pierce was sentenced to three years of probation and sex offender treatment, the victim’s mother told the judge how she felt about this case. She did not want any charges brought against Pierce and feels he is a part of her family, while mentioning that her daughter just turned 15 which she believed was the colorado age of consent.

After finishing her comments, the judge told the mother he was disappointed that she is unable to see her daughter as a victim in this case.

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