Local Law Enforcement Makes Arrests in Recent National Child Exploitation Investigation #GVCopBeat

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cuffsLast week, several local law enforcement agencies took part in the tenth annual Operation Cross County.  This initiative, spearheaded by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, targets the criminals responsible for the sex trafficking of children.

“Operation Cross Country aims to shine a spotlight into the darkest corners of our society that seeks to prey on the most vulnerable of our population,” said FBI Director Comey, announcing the results of the operation during a press conference yesterday in San Diego at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual gathering. “We are not only looking to root out those who engage in the trafficking of minors, but through our Office for Victim Assistance, we offer a lifeline to minors to help them escape from a virtual prison no person ever deserves.”

Operation Cross Country is part of the FBI’s Innocence Lost National Initiative, which began in 2003. Since its creation, the program has resulted in the identification and recovery of more than 6,000 children from child sex trafficking, and prosecutors have obtained 30 life sentences in cases against traffickers and their associates.

Over 400 law enforcement agencies across the country participated in this year’s operation.  Locally, the Grand Junction Police Department, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, the Fruita Police Department, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation worked together to make six arrests, including two men that are currently registered sex offenders:

  • Richard Delahanty, 48, of Cliftondelahanty
    • Internet Luring of a Child (F4)
    • Enticement of a Child (F4)
    • Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
    • Pandering a Child (F3)
    • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
    • Soliciting for Prostitution (M3)
    • Distribution of Marijuana to a Minor (F4)
    • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (F4)
      • Released on a $10,000 Cash Bond
  • Frederick Norris, 52, of Grand Junctionnorris
    • Internet Luring of a Child (F4)
    • Enticement of a Child (F4)
    • Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
    • Pandering a Child (F3)
    • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
    • Soliciting for Prostitution (M3)
    • Distribution of Marijuana to a Minor (F4)
    • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (F4)
      • Remains in Custody on a $10,000 Cash Bond
  • Louis Brewer, 47, of Grand Junctionbrewer
    • Internet Luring of a Child (F4)
    • Enticement of a Child (F4)
    • Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
    • Pandering a Child (F3)
    • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
    • Soliciting for Prostitution (M3)
    • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (F4)
      • Remains in Custody on a $50,000 Cash Bond
  • Jared Brady, 36, of Grand Junction (current registered sex offender)brady
    • Internet Luring of a Child (F4)
    • Enticement of a Child (F4)
    • Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
    • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
    • Soliciting for Prostitution (M3)
      • Remains in Custody on a $50,000 Cash Bond
  • Thomas Foley, 29, of Grand Junctionfoley
    • Internet Luring of a Child (F4)
    • Enticement of a Child (F4)
    • Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
    • Pandering a Child (F3)
    • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
    • Soliciting for Prostitution (M3)
    • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (F4)
      • Released on a $50,000 PR Bond
  • Matthew Bear, 29, of Grand Junction (current registered sex offender)bear
    • Internet Luring of a Child (F4)
    • Enticement of a Child (F4)
    • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
    • Soliciting for Prostitution (M3)
    • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (F4)
      • Remains in Custody on $50,000 Cash Bond

7 thoughts on “Local Law Enforcement Makes Arrests in Recent National Child Exploitation Investigation #GVCopBeat

    Jaynie said:
    October 18, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I’m wondering why the bonds are so low?

      denise bear said:
      October 18, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      these men were arrested because some 45 year old woman cop wants to be a sex driven teen age girl. She gets her sexual desires from entrapping this men. There are two sides to a story. So dont jump to conclusions so easily. Maybe your loving children will grow up with an addition and be entrapped by a sweet talking 45 – 50 year old women who knows all the right things to say because she has many hours of training on just the right trigger word to use. May your children be protected from our wonderful sex driven sheriffs department. No wonder cops are hated

      denise bear said:
      October 18, 2016 at 8:35 pm

      Why dont you get both sides of the story before you judge. are you so pure you can through stones?

      denise bear said:
      October 18, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      and that was throw stones. and goes for all of you. You good church going people are the first to throw your stones but how pure are you???????

    Kathy Krey said:
    October 18, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for all you do to help protect each of us.

    Mariea said:
    October 18, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Dirty nasty sick in the head! I can’t Believe mesa county puts their bond $10,000 that’s ridiculous! These men need to be locked away so they can’t continue to hurt theses poor children. Try no bond Mesa county!!

    janet tirey said:
    October 19, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Way to go, two thumbs up for our local law enforcement…I support all law enforcement…Thank you, Thank you…

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