On Saturday, September 12, at approximately 2:30pm, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a call of a suspicious male watching children at a playground in the southwest quadrant of the City.
Upon arrival, witnesses reported to the officers that a male, later identified as Michael Raymond Graham, DOB 4/27/70, was watching children play at a neighborhood playground. The male followed some of the children into an apartment, after requesting they give him some water. Once inside the apartment, the male was confronted by an adult and left the apartment. The victim then contacted law enforcement. Based on information gathered from the witnesses on scene, Graham was located and taken into custody on charges of 1st degree trespass and harassment.
Once at the jail, Graham admitted to watching the children and having thoughts about touching the children in a sexual manner. Graham, who is a registered sex offender, also admitted to fantasizing about one of the juveniles, specifically.
Graham’s charges were amended to 2nd degree burglary and three counts of enticement of a child.