Breckenridge jury finds Gordon Siriano guilty in Summit County stalking case
A Breckenridge jury on Friday, Sept. 27, found Gordon Siriano guilty of several charges linked to years of harassment and stalking his former fiancée.
Siriano was found guilty of four counts of violation of a protection order, misdemeanor offenses and one felony count of a bail bond violation.
“Mr. Siriano’s inability to respect court orders preventing him from any contact with his former mate was motivated by his desire to satisfy his own warped needs without any respect for the rights of another and sanctity of being able to control one’s own relationships,” District Attorney Bruce Brown said. “The manner in which he continued to seek out this women, who stood tall and courageous in her court room testimony, was a most disquieting and invasive crime … We are hopeful that the sentence to be imposed will disable any threat to our community.”
Siriano was originally arrested in September 2012 following a report that he had been hanging around the workplace of his ex-fiancée. Earlier, he had kicked the victim out of the home they shared after a dispute during which he said he would kill her and her family if she reported his past mistreatment of her to police.
Despite the threat, the victim reported to police Siriano’s behavior, which included his monitoring whom she spoke with, what she could wear and where she could work.
When a restraining order was entered on behalf of the victim and her daughter, Siriano immediately began violating the order by asking the victim’s coworkers where she could be found, leaving her messages and attempting to contact the victim’s daughter via Facebook.
Siriano did not testify during the weeklong trial.
Siriano faces a mandatory prison sentence of one year. He is currently free on bond of $15,000; a sentencing hearing date is pending.
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