Reality TV star sentenced in Teller County for child sex assault

Rich Fretterd Teller County Sheriff's Office

A Woodland Park and Reality TV star was sentenced in Teller County court on Tuesday. 

Richard Fretterd was sentenced to four years to life in prison following his guilty plea of sexual assault on a child and other charges. 

Fretterd was arrested by Teller County detectives on December 14, 2018, and charged with numerous child sex assault charges based on complaints. Fretterd had appeared on television in a series called Prospectors, a weekly reality television series that premiered on March 26, 2013, on The Weather Channel. 

The victims were three middle-school-aged children. The crimes happened over a period of years and there were multiple instances of sexual contact. Fretted was in his 60’s at the time.

“Fretterd’s conviction and sentencing should serve as a stark reminder to those who commit sex crimes in Teller County, especially against children; the full capabilities of law enforcement will be coming for you. These kind of atrocities against the weak will not stand in our community,” said Commander Greg Couch, Public Information Officer for TCSO. 

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