Denver youth-facility staffer charged with abuse

Jun 26, 2009 Full story: Denver Post 154

Matthew Crum was working at a Denver treatment center for youths. A residential treatment center staff member has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old client.

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“Hey what's up”

Since: Jul 09

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#1 Jul 2, 2009
Guess who will understand how the victim of a sexual assault feels.
Once those nice people find out what he did at the big house.
He will soon understand how people in jail feel about perverts.
Don't worry what people don't understand is you just mess around with little kids,old people and animals.
All three of these things have a tendency to anger your fellow prisoners.
Which means your new roomies will have a grudge to bear.
Good Luck your going to need it where your going.
VP of TheMCAFRW

Ventura, CA

#2 Jul 9, 2009
Matt had a wife, while dating and lying to countless other women, promising them all the world, presenting himself like he was a saint, a smart and nice man, a real amazing caring man who works with troubled youth, musically gifted & talented, etc etc etc. The lengths that he will go to to decieve people are mindblowing. He is sick and perverted, an excellent liar and manipulator. Will go to any length to get what he wants and to make you feel crazy for questioning him. I bet there are many people that are surprised by what has happened and have known him for years without thinking he could do anything like that...It took a long time to put all the pieces in place to realize just who he is and what he is capable of, but they got put together, and the big picture is the most disturbing thing I have ever seen or been through in my entire life. He has hurt MANY (I know of 6 personally)other women prior to actually being caught for something he could go to jail for. and should be locked up and or committed for the remainder of his sick sad life. I'll be praying for his family, but I think his soul is beyond help. PS: I made a call back in March...let a staff member at Third Way know what he has done to women, how dimented I believed him to be, and that I didn't think he should be working with children anymore. I wish they had listened when I told the truth about this insane man.
Nice girl

Littleton, CO

#3 Jul 21, 2009
What is the MCAFRW

“Don't like the rules?...Leave”

Since: Mar 07

Denver, but on pause...

#4 Jul 21, 2009
What really pisses me off is how this asshole took his deviant pleasures out on already fragile youngsters...There's a special place in hell for scumbags like this...
These kids already have serious trust issues, some have likely been abused before, and then they get blindsided by some sick bastard...
Those who knew of his past history, and didn't act when they were informed of it should be strung up right next to him...
For the kids, I'm so sorry...Know that there are caring adults out there that truly have your best interests at heart...You are loved, you are worth it, and it's certainly not your fault...It's this freak who has the issues, not you...
VP of TheMCAFRW

Ventura, CA

#5 Jul 21, 2009
to answer the question above,

MCAFRW=matt crum association for retarded women

just a joke between a couple of us that banded together when we were left to deal with the devastating effects of knowing this man...(sounds like "raised in redlands" might just know what I'm talking about...)

a little humor to get thru the tragedy, ya know?

but in all seriousness, this is awful and terrible and I really feel for all those kids he worked with as well as all of those women that have been so deeply violated by this man and his lies.

put NOTHING past him. no one has a clue how dimented he is and what he is capable of.
Nice girl

Aurora, CO

#6 Jul 22, 2009
wow. mature.
Nice girl

Aurora, CO

#7 Jul 22, 2009
Hasn't anyone heard of innocent until proven guilty? It seems anyone accused of something like this is automatically judged in the eyes of the public, and has to fight their way back to innocence. I'm not saying he did, or didn't do it. And if he did, he obviously needs help, but it isn't uncommon for men in this line of work to be accused of something they didn't do. Just food for thought. No one will know the facts until this goes to trial.

“We're all screwed now”

Since: Jul 07

Colorado high country

#8 Jul 22, 2009
.49 cent's anyone??

Certainly applies here.

“Who likes shots & has 2 thumbs”

Since: Jul 07

BOULDER

#9 Jul 22, 2009
Nice girl wrote:
Hasn't anyone heard of innocent until proven guilty? It seems anyone accused of something like this is automatically judged in the eyes of the public, and has to fight their way back to innocence. I'm not saying he did, or didn't do it. And if he did, he obviously needs help, but it isn't uncommon for men in this line of work to be accused of something they didn't do. Just food for thought. No one will know the facts until this goes to trial.
True, and these kids are fradile already. However, I think accusations are different then actually being charged. I can say you did something to me but the DA is not going to look stupid and go after you without some proof. Least I hope that is the way it works. Besides that I do not see anyone defending him on here, which happens all the time to people like this. Plus, he is not even defending himself. Where is the up roar from his family? From his wife?

Just saying. Not trying to fight.....

Really good point NG.

“Who likes shots & has 2 thumbs”

Since: Jul 07

BOULDER

#10 Jul 22, 2009
VP of TheMCAFRW wrote:
to answer the question above,
MCAFRW=matt crum association for retarded women
just a joke between a couple of us that banded together when we were left to deal with the devastating effects of knowing this man...(sounds like "raised in redlands" might just know what I'm talking about...)
a little humor to get thru the tragedy, ya know?
but in all seriousness, this is awful and terrible and I really feel for all those kids he worked with as well as all of those women that have been so deeply violated by this man and his lies.
put NOTHING past him. no one has a clue how dimented he is and what he is capable of.
Sounds like that group chicks had for Charlie on Two and a Half Men!!!=)
VP mcafrw

Ventura, CA

#11 Jul 22, 2009
Nice girl wrote:
Hasn't anyone heard of innocent until proven guilty? It seems anyone accused of something like this is automatically judged in the eyes of the public, and has to fight their way back to innocence. I'm not saying he did, or didn't do it. And if he did, he obviously needs help, but it isn't uncommon for men in this line of work to be accused of something they didn't do. Just food for thought. No one will know the facts until this goes to trial.
True, innocent until proven guilty. That's his MO! He will lie with tears in his eyes while wearing a fake heart on his sleeve, swearing on everything that is sacred that he is sorry for what he's done, and be smiling on the inside because he knows that you haven't even uncovered half of the truth of his actions and he is still getting away with more than you could even imagine a human being capable of. He will battle for the perception of his innocence to be maintained, and he is really really good at it. He even tries to keep lying when you have hard core proof in your hands, only admitting some portion of the truth if he is backed into a corner with no way out.
I really hope its not true, for the sake of all those kids he worked with and for the sake his family. Maybe there is a hope that he didnt do this. Hopefully though, this is FINALLY 'hitting rock bottom' for him, and he is able to get the help he needs for his ill mind and soul.
I will say I am glad he is locked away right now, which at least pauses his activities of regularly seeking out new women to victimize, con, and exploit. Also, with his mug being all over the news, and his name being so readily searchable now, it will give at least fair warning to anyone who he tries to manipulate in the future.

“Hey what's up”

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#12 Jul 22, 2009
Wonder how many of you would feel if this was your child or children.
Possibly being the victim of a predator.

“Who likes shots & has 2 thumbs”

Since: Jul 07

BOULDER

#13 Jul 22, 2009
raised in redlands wrote:
Wonder how many of you would feel if this was your child or children.
Possibly being the victim of a predator.
We would kill the bastard silly!

“Hey what's up”

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#14 Jul 22, 2009
Stacked wrote:
<quoted text>We would kill the bastard silly!
Your made me lmfao.

“Don't like the rules?...Leave”

Since: Mar 07

Denver, but on pause...

#15 Jul 22, 2009
Nice girl wrote:
Hasn't anyone heard of innocent until proven guilty? It seems anyone accused of something like this is automatically judged in the eyes of the public, and has to fight their way back to innocence. I'm not saying he did, or didn't do it. And if he did, he obviously needs help, but it isn't uncommon for men in this line of work to be accused of something they didn't do. Just food for thought. No one will know the facts until this goes to trial.
While I agree this sicko is entitled to his day in court, let's be real here...
Now days, one is usually not criminally "charged" unless there is sufficient evidence to bring a conviction...D.A.'s are smarter than that, as it's their asses on the line...They cannot wantonly prosecute without facing scrutiny from their superiors, justifying the costs, and ensuring that they've "got the right guy"...
Westminster Maryland

Mount Airy, MD

#16 Jul 22, 2009
Just wanted to share my thoughts! I am from Matt's hometown of Westminster Maryland and was pretty surprised when I heard this news. Matt was always a big story teller and liar, but I never thought in a million years that he would be molesting young women. If he really did these acts then he deserves to be in prison.
Nice girl

Aurora, CO

#17 Jul 22, 2009
He's not being charged with molestation. He is being charged with showing a 16yr old improper photos.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not justifying it, but thats what the charge is. It's considered sexual assault because it involves someone under legal age.

“Don't like the rules?...Leave”

Since: Mar 07

Denver, but on pause...

#18 Jul 22, 2009
Nice girl wrote:
He's not being charged with molestation. He is being charged with showing a 16yr old improper photos.
The article says nothing about "showing photo's"...Where are you getting this information?...

“Hey what's up”

Since: Jul 09

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#19 Jul 22, 2009
VP of TheMCAFRW wrote:
to answer the question above,
MCAFRW=matt crum association for retarded women
just a joke between a couple of us that banded together when we were left to deal with the devastating effects of knowing this man...(sounds like "raised in redlands" might just know what I'm talking about...)
a little humor to get thru the tragedy, ya know?
but in all seriousness, this is awful and terrible and I really feel for all those kids he worked with as well as all of those women that have been so deeply violated by this man and his lies.
put NOTHING past him. no one has a clue how dimented he is and what he is capable of.
Guys like this start with photos and work their way up to full sexual contact.
I know this by being a abandoned and abused kid myself.
Yes this guy needs to go to prison and serve his time and learn underage children are off limits.
My younger adoptive sisters were abused and often afraid to go out in public.
Yes these creeps look for anyone they might see as vulnerable.
Sorry the damage they do will haunt and scar these children for life.
I know I talk to my sisters everyday and help them so they can just survive in this world.
This guy needs to go to jail and learn what is right touching and what is wrong touching and those boys will show him the difference.
Now for everyone else I don't take kindly to anyone hurting or abusing anyone or even little kids.
I feel sometimes the only way to cure this sickness is to execute them.
Nice girl

Aurora, CO

#20 Jul 23, 2009
Hussie wrote:
<quoted text>The article says nothing about "showing photo's"...Where are you getting this information?...
It was on the news a few weeks back. Here's the link

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/19850441...

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