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May 11, 2010 7:45 PM by Stefanie Boe

Former MTV reality show cast member arrested in Lamar

A Denver man who had gained some fame for his dancing skills on MTV was arrested over the weekend in Lamar.

The Lamar chief of police says Eppie DeLeon tried to arrange a meeting with a 15-year-old girl with the intent of trying to have sex with her.

DeLeon, 29, faces a felony count of attempted sexual exploitation of a child, a misdemeanor count of attempted sexual assault and a misdemeanor count of attempted unlawful sexual contact.

According to our sister station 9News, DeLeon has been a member of Colorado's BreakEFX dance crew, a dance troupe that, according to its website, "is known for their youth outreach and K-12 involvement.... They take their love of dance and the hip-hop culture to Colorado schools with workshops, lectures and performances."

The Lamar Police Department says its investigation began a few weeks ago when it was contacted by the family of a 15-year-old who said she was receiving suggestive e-mails from DeLeon. Police officers arrested DeLeon on Saturday morning.

DeLeon was also a recent participant in MTV's America's Best Dance Crew Season Five.

 

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