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Sexual Assault at Finis Boni

Contact: Shannon Cordingly, Public Information Officer, 970-376-7000 or shannon@sheriff.eagle.co.us 
 

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The Eagle County Sheriff Office arrested Alfred Bamberger, age 73, of Edwards for sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. 
 

Bamberger is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with an underage patient while providing homeopathic treatment at Finis Boni in Edwards. Bamberger turned himself in and was seen by a County Court Judge on April 26, 2011 after a warrant was issued. Judge Katherine Sullivan authorized a $10,000 bond with conditions specific to sexual offenses. Bamberger may not have contact with anyone under the age of 18 or congregate in places children are likely to be found such as schools, parks or playgrounds. He is scheduled to be back in court on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by Bamberger should call 970-479-2200 to make a report.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office provides free training and information to the public on a variety of topics including sexual assault. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker. Many sexual offenders “groom” their victims prior to any sexual contact, using subversive actions to gain access and trust of the victim and the victim’s family. Grooming is essentially training the victim and family members to lower their guard. Behaviors vary but may include relationship building through shared interests or activities; development of a sense of specialness with the victim; and shared secrets between the adult and child.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. If you would like more information or training on sexual assault or other public safety topics contact the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500.