Indicted Maxcey now lives in Texas

Updated: August 31, 2004, 6:06 PM ET
Associated Press

BOULDER, Colo. -- A former University of Colorado recruiting aide charged with soliciting a prostitute can return home to Texas while awaiting trial, a judge said Tuesday.

Nathan Maxcey, 28, was indicted last week by a grand jury investigating the sex-and-alcohol scandal that erupted around CU's football team. He surrendered to authorities last week and left the Boulder County courtroom after Tuesday's hearing.

Maxcey was the only person indicted by the grand jury, which investigated allegations that the football program used sex and alcohol to lure recruits.

The panel also issued a report that has not been officially released. Media accounts have said the report is harshly critical of the university regents and administrators.

Maxcey has acknowledged racking up hundreds of dollars of cell phone bills with calls to a chat line. He has also said he contacted Pasha Cowan, the former manager of an escort service.

Cowan has said Maxcey paid her $2,500 to arrange sex for young men at hotels where recruits were housed by CU. Maxcey has denied those allegations.

Maxcey is charged with misdemeanor solicitation for prostitution and two felonies: embezzlement of public property and theft, both related to allegations about his cell phone calls.

Attorney General Ken Salazar, who asked for the grand jury investigation, said last month that other matters relating to the case were still pending. He did not elaborate.

Maxcey's next court date is Sept. 10, but he will not be required to attend.

Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press