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Colorado man arrested in Internet sex crime sting

On behalf of David Lindsey, Attorney at Law posted in Sex Crimes on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.

A recent arrest has landed a 42-year-old Wellington, Colorado, man in jail for allegations of Internet crimes. The man was the subject of an investigation done by the Littleton Police Department and the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

The investigation, which led to the 42-year-old man's arrest, involved an Internet sting operation. An undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl allegedly engaged in online conversations with the Colorado man. Police say they suspect he may have exposed himself during one or more of the chats.

This case shows how seriously Colorado police officers and investigators take instances of Internet sex crimes. Police in this case used an undercover investigator to go after this man and perhaps others.

Those who have been caught in a sting operation often feel trapped and ganged up on. It may seem like there is nothing they can do to avoid arrest or a conviction. However, that is not true.

Experienced Colorado defense attorneys know that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Certain circumstances can cause a police investigation to backfire. For example, some officers may be overeager to arrest someone, so they search a computer or other property without the proper warrant. In these cases, any evidence collected in an illegal search may be discarded and not used against you. Strong defenses can be built to challenge Internet crime charges.

Source: The Coloradoan, "IN BRIEF: Man arrested in Internet sex case," Aug. 6, 2011

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