A 22-year-old U.S. Navy cadet who had been AWOL has recently been arrested by Boulder police for allegedly duping young girls into sending him sexually explicit pictures via the Internet and their phones.

According to police reports, the man pretended to be an underage female over the Internet and used this identity to establish connections with young girls. After gaining their trust, he would request that they send him sexually graphic photos of themselves either online or from their phones. Boulder law enforcement officials first became aware of the Navy cadet’s alleged sex crimes when they received a tip in February 2013 from an official who worked at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. According to the tipster, the man possessed child porn.

Currently, the man is in custody on a $200,000 bond at the Boulder County Jail. He is facing two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, with:

  • One charge related to the distribution of sexually graphic images of underage girls – This has been filed as a Class 3 felony and can be punishable by up to 32 years in prison upon conviction.
  • The other charge related to possession of sexually graphic images of underage girls – This has been filed as a Class 4 felony and can be punishable by up to 16 years in prison upon conviction.

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