Violinist fired after child sex assault plea


AURORA | An Aurora man who pleaded guilty last week to child sex assault has been fired from his job as a violinist at the Colorado Symphony.

David Waldman was fired Thursday morning, symphony spokeswoman Sandy Lasky said in an email.

David Waldman
David Waldman

Prosecutors said Tuesday that Waldman pleaded guilty to sexual assault on a child and will have to register as a sex offender and undergo 10 years of intensive sex offender probation.

Earlier this week, Gene Sobczak, the CEO of the Colorado Symphony, said Waldman had been on leave since officials learned of his arrest last month.

According to a statement from prosecutors, Waldman assaulted two girls in separate incidents about a year apart. In one incident, a 13-year-old girl told police that during a sleep over with Waldman’s daughter at his Aurora home, he came into the room where she was sleeping, put his hand on her private area and “smelled her” there.

Prosecutors said Waldman’s wife also told police Waldman said he wanted to kill himself and admitted he touched the girl inappropriately.

Later, parents of a second girl came forward and told Aurora police that in July 2010, when their daughter was 12 years old, Waldman tried to touch her private area during a sleep over.