Perrish Cox charged with sexual assault

Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox has been charged with sexual assault by the Douglas (Colo.) District Attorney’s Office.

Cox, who has started eight games for the Broncos this season, was arrested and charged after what a Lone Tree police department news release called “a lengthy and detailed investigation.”

Cox appeared Friday in Douglas County Court in nearby Castle Rock wearing a gray prison uniform. His feet were shackled and he was escorted by an armed sheriff’s deputy.

A judge declined a defense attorney’s request to reduce a $50,000 bond but did say that Cox can leave the state two times — apparently to play in Broncos away games. Cox waived extradition, meaning he agreed not to fight transport back to Colorado if for some reason he were arrested out of state.

Police said the incident occurred Oct. 28. Cox was arrested Thursday.

“We are aware of the reports and are currently in the process of gathering information and reviewing the facts,” Broncos media relations director Patrick Smyth said, according to the Denver Post. “We are taking this matter very seriously and are fully cooperating with every aspect of the process.”

Details of the case have been sealed, the news release said. Lone Tree is located 20 miles south of Denver.