Undersheriff on Trial in Leadville

A jury has been seated in the trial of former Lake County undersheriff Fernando Mendoza whose been charged with multiple criminal counts including attempted incest and official misconduct. Mendoza is accused of sexually harassing several 911 dispatchers. He was fired in November of 2017 after the allegations came to light. He was also indicted by a grand jury last December on attempted child sex charges and embezzlement. Opening arguments in the case began at 1 p.m. Wednesday in a Lake County courtroom in Leadville. The trial is expected to last several days.

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