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Four people have been arrested for sexual contact with underage children.
On December 1-3, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigated two locations in Larimer County with help from Homeland Security and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Sheriff Justin Smith thanked the people who work for him and the other law enforcement agencies.
Smith said that doing an operation like this is a lot of work. You have to plan it and have a lot of people doing it. But protecting children from sexual predators is one of the most important things we can do in our community.
The Coloradoan has asked the police to give them documents for all four cases. They are still waiting to get these documents back, but they did ask for them Tuesday afternoon. Amarnath Arikapudi of Fort Collins is going to go in front of the court. He has been accused of internet luring a child, attempted sexual assault on a child, and patronizing a prostituted child.
Jeffrey Beaman and Joshua McCathern were both arrested. They were accused of three crimes: trying to sexually assault a child, internet luring, and paying for sex with a prostitute. Satyander Dudee is from Kentucky, and he was charged with five crimes. These crimes are internet luring of a child, attempted sexual assault on a child, enticement of a child, and patronizing a prostituted child.
The sheriff’s office does not want to release any more information about the arrests and stings because they want to protect future operations.
Arikapudi, Beaman, and Dudee posted their bonds. They ranged from $20,000 to $50,000. They were not in jail as of Tuesday afternoon. McCathern was in the Larimer County Jail on Tuesday afternoon. He had a bond of $35,000.
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