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Man sentenced to 45 years for human trafficking operation

Longmont and Boulder County agencies contributed to the collaborative effort that led to an indictment and guilty plea.

A man who financially and sexually exploited three women has been sentenced to 45 years in prison following a collaborative effort between the Boulder and Denver district attorney’s offices.

After a grand jury indictment issued in March, Randy Clark, 39, pled guilty on May 5 to counts of first degree assault, human trafficking and attempt to commit sexual assault on a child. He was sentenced to a total of 45 years in the Department of Corrections on Wednesday.

“The victims of the defendant’s horrific conduct spoke in court today,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said. “Their statements to the judge reflected the trauma that the defendant inflicted upon them, but also their strength and courage. This lengthy prison sentence is the right outcome and certainly deserved.”

Between Jan. 1, 2020 and Aug. 28, 2021, Clark used various means to meet three adult women who he ultimately exploited financially and sexually, according to a joint press release from the Boulder and Denver district attorneys. He did so through a combination of physical violence and threats, along with exploiting their drug addictions to coerce the women into commercial sex acts and ultimately trafficking the women for his own gain, the release said.

Clark also targeted and sexually assaulted a child victim on multiple occasions and was charged with creating and distributing child pornography materials of her, engaging her in commercial sex acts with other men and trafficking this child.

Agencies that worked on this case also included the Denver police, Louisville police, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder police and Longmont police.

“I am grateful to our Human Trafficking Unit and the multi-agency teamwork that went into this case,” Dougherty said. “Because of their efforts, the victims and the community are safer today.”