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Rocky Ford man arrested for child sex crimes

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Posted at 2:32 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 16:32:45-04

ROCKY FORD — According to the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Metro Vice Unit, Randy Espinoza of Rocky Ford has been arrested for felony offenses of Soliciting for Child Prostitution and Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

Espinoza was soliciting sexual intercourse and sexually explicit photographs online from someone he believed was a 16-year-old female, but in reality, was an undercover police officer.

On May 13th, the Metro Vice Unit detectives traveled to Rocky Ford to arrest Espinoza. Espinoza set up a meeting with the police officer believing he was meeting an underage female to have sex.

The 26-year-old fled then scene when he was greeted by police officers, but eventually fell into a canal and was taken in custody.

Investigators believe Mr. Espinoza solicited sexually explicit photographs from several females under the age of 18. Detectives want to identify these females and ask that any person with information on Mr. Espinoza, or this investigation, contact the Metro Vice Unit at #719-444- 7512.

Any person wishing to remain anonymous may contact Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at #719-634-STOP.