Delivery driver sentenced in case involving contact with children, separate sexual assault

A former pizza delivery driver has been sentenced to prison and is required to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty in two cases.

Cyrus Warren, now 22, pleaded guilty in two separate cases in April as part of a plea agreement with the 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office. In one case he pleaded guilty to sexual assault, a Class 4 felony, and possession of explicit material involving a child, a Class 5 felony. In the other case, he pleaded guilty to attempted trespassing, a Class 6 felony.

He was sentenced to three years in prison Monday in the sexual assault case. After he is released from prison, Warren will be under sex offender intensive supervised probation for 10 years to life, Judge Daniel McDonald ordered Monday. McDonald said Warren was not accepted to Larimer County Community Corrections, making this prison sentence his only sentencing option in accordance with the plea agreement.

Warren was also sentenced to 408 days in jail for the trespassing charge but was awarded 408 days of credit for time served, so that case closed with no additional jail time required.

Warren was arrested in March 2022 after Fort Collins police said he made inappropriate contact with children of customers he delivered food to on multiple occasions. Police also said Warren sexually assaulted an acquaintance in a separate incident.

A prosecutor for the 8th Judicial District Attorney's Office said that in Warren's presentence evaluation, there was "a lot of high-risk behavior" mentioned and concerning statements made, saying that it didn't appear he took accountability for his actions.

But Warren's grandmother told the judge Warren "does express remorse for his mistakes, and he's always trying to do what's right," but behavioral disabilities can make it difficult for him to understand and make the right decisions.

Defense attorney Ben Iddings said Warren's difficult childhood and traumatizing experience in the juvenile justice system "stunted him" mentally, emotionally and socially. Iddings said Warren does not want to go to prison and that knowing that he has to comply with sex offender intensive probation for at least 10 years after he is released or he could be sent back to prison is a good reminder for him to comply.

"He knows how much is at stake here," Iddings said.

In a brief statement to the judge, Warren said he "hurt a lot of people, and I'm really sorry."

At the time of Warren's arrest in March 2022, Fort Collins police said they believed there could have been other victims due to Warren's work as a delivery driver. No additional cases or charges had been filed against Warren as of his sentencing in this case.

This article originally appeared on Fort Collins Coloradoan: Fort Collins pizza delivery driver accused of contacting kids sentenced