Man Arrested For Child Sex Related Crimes
DENVER, CO (IANS) -Ten people, including a 56-year-old Indian American man, were arrested in a major undercover operation by police and law enforcement officials here in connection with child sex-related crimes.
Yogesh Patel, a part-time resident of Grand Junction City, was arrested on charges of soliciting for child prostitution and pandering of a child, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said.
Officials said 10 men, in the age groups of 28 to 68 years, were arrested and booked into jail and are facing charges related to child sexual exploitation or abuse crimes.
These include soliciting for child prostitution, attempted sex assault on a child, and attempted patronizing (seeking to engage in sexual activity).
“All Law Enforcement Agencies involved in this operation want these arrests to serve as a warning to those who knowingly and willfully solicit underage persons for sexual acts that these crimes are not tolerated in Mesa County,” the Sheriff’s Office said.