Montrose prosecutor facing criminal charges resigns |

Montrose prosecutor facing criminal charges resigns

MONTROSE – A western Colorado district attorney facing criminal charges for allegedly demanding sexual favors from women in his office has submitted his resignation.

The Montrose Daily Press reports that Myrl Serra sent a letter Tuesday to Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper that he is resigning as district attorney. Serra wrote in the letter furnished to the newspaper that he wants to clear the way for Hickenlooper to appoint a new DA.

Former prosecutor Dan Hotsenpiller has been appointed acting district attorney of the 7th Judicial District.

Serra was arrested in September on suspicion of extortion, indecent exposure, felony unlawful sexual contact and official misconduct. He denies the charges.

He was arrested last month on allegations of harassing one of his accusers and violating his bond.

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