Dennis Flint misdemeanor trial postponed to September |

Dennis Flint misdemeanor trial postponed to September

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Editor’s Note: Child pornography charges were eventually dismissed.

BRECKENRIDGE – This week’s trial of former health care CEO Dennis Flint – on a misdemeanor charge of child abuse involving his daughter – was postponed at the request of the defense.

“We’ve received new information on the other case,” public defender Dana Christiansen said. “We need more time to look into that.”

Flint, 55, is set for an Oct. 18-22 retrial on a separate felony case regarding two charges of child pornography possession. The trial on the misdemeanors has been rescheduled for Sept. 8-9.

The misdemeanor trial regarding an incident in December 2008 had at one point been set for summer 2009. This case, along with another misdemeanor charge on violation of a protective order, has been pushed back with the pending felony trial.

There’s also a pending charge against Flint for violating bond conditions on the felony case by living with two young sons of a woman he was dating on the Front Range. A hearing regarding that charge was rescheduled to July 12 at 1 p.m.

The first trial on the felony charges was declared a mistrial last week because of a hung jury. Jury members said that after the week-long trial, the arguments from both sides were insufficient to draw a conclusion upon which they agreed.

Flint was represented by a private attorney until late January, when he’d exhausted his finances by paying $84,000 over a 10 month period to an attorney on the Front Range.

Flint was CEO of High Country Health Care until March 2009, when he was arrested and charged with the two felonies. He is a Summit High School alumnus who graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1977 before serving as a pilot in the Air Force.

SDN reporter Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or

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