Suspect who repeatedly assaulted girlfriend arrested, victim seriously injured

Christopher Blackburn
Christopher Blackburn / Colorado Springs Police Department

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A suspect who police say repeatedly assaulted his girlfriend and in one incident used a knife was arrested Saturday.

It happened around 11:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of Mazatlan Circle, off Mallard Drive and Chelton Road.

Police responded to a reported domestic disturbance and through an investigation learned the victim had been repeatedly assaulted by her boyfriend, identified as 25-year-old Christopher Blackburn, over the last several weeks.

According to police, Blackburn had used a knife to assault the victim in one incident.

As a result of the repeated assaults, police say the victim has suffered serious injury.

Authorities executed a search warrant at the home where the assault happened and arrested Blackburn.

He is being charged with first degree assault, second degree assault and child abuse.

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