Crime

Marciene Sullivan charged with uploading child-pornography images of young girl known to him

Authorities in Boulder have charged Marciene Sullivan, 52, with 23 separate counts in the child-abuse and child-pornography categories. Why both? Because not only did Sullivan allegedly upload child-porn images, but some of the shots were of a young girl known to him.

Shudder. Get more details from the Boulder Police Department release below:

Police arrest Boulder man for producing, distributing and possessing child pornography

Boulder police have arrested a 52-year-old male as the result of a joint investigation between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), and the Denver Police Department. Marciene Sullivan was arrested on Sept. 1 and transported to the Boulder County Jail where he is being lodged on a Boulder warrant charging him with two (2) counts of sexual exploitation of children (permitting a child to engage in), nineteen (19) counts of sexual exploitation of children (distribution), sexual exploitation of children (possession of material), and child abuse.

On Sept. 1, 2009, the FBI provided Boulder police investigators with information that Mr. Sullivan had uploaded child pornography to an Internet website. A search warrant was executed at Mr. Sullivan's residence, and computers, along with other relevant evidence, were seized. A forensic examination was performed on the computers. In addition, a number of "CyberTips" concerning Mr. Sullivan were sent to Boulder investigators by ICAC and the Denver Police Department. During the analysis of this information, it was discovered that Mr. Sullivan had uploaded pornographic images of a juvenile female that is known to him.

The case number for this incident is P10-765.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Melissa Kampf at 303-441-3395 or Detective Jack Gardner at 303-441-1851. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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