AURORA, Colorado (KDVR) – A multi-agency operation resulted in the arrest of 10 suspects who allegedly tried to arrange sexual encounters with a minor online.
Aurora Police Department’s cyber crimes against children, homeland security investigations, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation worked together as the Colorado Cyber Guardian Task Force. The task force is aimed at those interested in the sexual purposes of children online.
The two-day online operation took place on April 8th and 9th in the city of Aurora.
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The Colorado Cyber Guardian Task Force has published the names, age, self-declared city of residence, and self-declared or otherwise known occupations of the suspects:
- Edgar R. Pando-Caprio, 23, Denver, is serving as an overnight caretaker in the Cherry Creek School District (the district is aware of the arrest and will independently provide more information to employees, parents, and the public).
- Laurentino Espinoza-Pena, 56, Aurora, is self-employed and offers maintenance services.
- Tommy Kilcher, 43, Aurora, self-appointed employee at Cardinal Health.
- Joseph M. Goetz, 59, Aurora, self-proclaimed business owner of Rio Leasing LLC.
- Jeremy J. Steward, 42, Aurora, historically reported that he worked in the restaurant / bar industry.
- Brent W. Murray II, 30, from Highlands Ranch, has historically reported to USA Security as a drone pilot.
- Joshua J. Wagner, 46, Denver, was not declaring a job at the time of arrest.
- Dylan J. Cornhoff, 27, Aurora, was not declaring a job at the time of arrest.
- Peter D. Rodriguez, 50, Denver, declared a job with a company identified only as performance and worked as a loader.
- Joshua D. Garcia, 37, Westminster, declared a job with Hertz as a car guard.
At the very least, every suspect was accused of soliciting a child for prostitution, criminal attempt and tutelage of a prostituted child. The prosecution of the 18th judicial district will take over the prosecution.
“Child sexual abuse is one of the most serious crimes the HSI investigates because it can cause permanent psychological and physical harm to victims,” said Steven Cagen, special agent for the Denver Homeland Security investigation.
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The organizations involved in the Colorado Cyber Guardian Task Force want to remind parents to keep an eye on their child’s online presence and to speak to their children about the dangers of the internet to prevent them from becoming victims of sexual predators become.
To learn more about internet safety and the safety of your children, visit the Aurora Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children’s website.
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