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Denver deputy arrested in Black Hawk

9:43 PM, Jan 23, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - A Denver Sheriff's deputy has been accused of taking underage girls drinking in Blackhawk.

Paul Della Rosa, 52, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The sheriff's deputy admitted in court documents that he took the girls to the Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk and gave them alcohol. The documents say all three girls got drunk and one even threw up in a hot tub.

Another girl told investigators Della Rosa filmed them in the hot tub. However, police haven't found the footage.

Investigator say what they did find were pages and pages of graphic messages between Della Rosa and the girls. Many of the comments are too inappropriate to share and are sexual in nature.

Some of the text messages were sent on July 18. Investigators say Della Rosa wrote to one of the young teens, "I will have to lick you again," and "You little Vixon, I knew I liked you for a reason".

So far, the Denver Sheriff's Department says Della Rosa is still employed but on unpaid leave.

"We have to wait for the facts of the investigation to be completed before the agency can take any personnel action," Frank Gale with the Denver Sheriff's Department said.

For now, detectives say the only thing criminal they've found is the alcohol given to minors.

Della Rosa is being held in the Gilpin County jail on $10,000 bond.

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