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☷ San Miguel County Colorado - Telluride Man Arrested in FBI Sex Predator Operation 13 June 2022

☷ San Miguel County Colorado - Telluride Man Arrested in FBI Sex Predator Operation 13 June 2022

San Miguel County , state Colorado
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   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
   Deputies Arrest Telluride Man in FBI Undercover Sex Predator Operation 
    
   Contact:  Susan Lilly , Public Information Officer   970 - 729 - 2028
                     
   susanl@sanmiguelsheriff . org
    
   June 13 , 20
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     - - ( Telluride , CO ) –  Deputies arrested a Telluride man Friday ( June 10
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    ) on multiple felony charges of soliciting sex with minors via text messaging . The Sheriff’s Office was working in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigations ( FBI ) in a multiagency undercover sex predator operation .
    
   Mr . Israel Avalos - Villa , 40 , of Telluride , allegedly exchanged approximately 270 text messages over 36 hours June 8
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    to June 9
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    with law enforcement professionals posing as a mother prostituting her 13 and 14 year - old girls . In the text exchanges , Mr . Avalos - Villa made arrangements  to have the two girls travel from Grand Junction to Telluride to perform sexual acts with him for compensation .  
    
   Sheriff Bill Masters said he appreciates the FBI’s work to get sexual predators off the streets . “Despicable people like this need to be locked up , and I will do everything I can to protect the children of our county from sex predators . ”
    
   Mr . Avalos - Villa was arrested by Deputies Friday , and in a search related to the arrest incident , was found to have $2 , 000 cash on his person .  
   Mr . Avalos - Villa  is charged with the following felonies: 
   Soliciting for Child Prostitution F3 , Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child F4 , Internet Luring of a Child F4 , Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor F4 , Criminal Attempt of Sexual Assault F4 , and Cyber Crime F5 . Mr . Avalos - Villa was held in the San Miguel County Jail until he was released with a $60 , 000 cash or surety bond on Monday , June 13
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    .  
    
    
   Last week , local , state and federal law enforcement agencies conducted a two - day operation to locate internet child sex predators in and around the San Miguel and Mesa County region .
    
   As a part of this large - scale multi - jurisdictional undercover operation , highly trained investigators posted ads for sex with children on several websites , social media sites , and applications .
    
   The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office , Mesa County Sheriff’s Office , Grand Junction Police Department , Palisade Police Department , 21st Judicial District Attorney ' s Office , Colorado Bureau of Investigation ( CBI ) , Homeland Security Investigations ( HSI ) , and Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) arrested a total of eight individuals attempting to have sex with children or engage in prostitution as a part of this operation .
    
   In addition to Mr . Avalos - Villa , the following individuals were arrested in Mesa County:
        •  Michael Martinez , 27 , of Clifton , CO , for the charge of Criminal Attempt to Patronizing a Prostituted Child F5
        •  Jimmy Cox , 62 , of Roswell , NM , for the charges of Soliciting for Child Prostitution F3 , Criminal Attempt of Sexual Assault on a Child Victim less than 15 years at least 4 - year difference in age F5
        •  Anthony Veal , 2 , of Rossville , GA , for the charges of Soliciting for Child Prostitution F3 , Criminal Attempt of Sexual Assault on a Child Victim less than 15 years at least 4 - year difference in age F5
        •  Marshal McNeill , 41 , of Grand Junction , for the charges of Soliciting for Child Prostitution F3 , Criminal Attempt of Sexual Assault on a Child Victim less than 15 years at least 4 - year difference in age F5
        •  Alex Williamson , 25 , of Grand Junction , for the charge of Criminal Attempt to Patronizing a Prostituted Child F5
        •  Corey Randle , 37 , of Grand Junction , for the following charges: two counts of Soliciting for child prostitution F3 , two counts of Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child Victim less than 15 years at least 4 - year difference in age F5 , Possession of a Schedule I/II controlled substance DM1 , Prohibited Use of a Weapon M1 , and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia .
    
   All arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law .
    
   The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our local , state , and federal partners for assisting in this operation . For resources to
    protect children from online predators ,
    
   click here .
    
    
                                                         
   

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