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See 8 Metro-Area Men Busted for Child Sex Crimes in Operation Broken Heart II

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Editor's note below: Most of the eight men featured in the following booking photo gallery look totally ordinary — like the sort of people any of us could encounter during our day-to-day activities.

But investigators with the Parker Police Department arrested each of them on suspicion of committing the sort of crime that's among our society's most reviled — the sexual exploitation of a child.

As noted by the PPD, the busts were part of a nationwide operation known as Operation Broken Heart II. Conducted in April and May, the sweep "focused on offenders who possess, manufacture, and distribute child porn, engage in online enticement of children for sexual purposes, engage in child prostitution and engage in child sex tourism."

Nationwide, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, assorted Internet crime task forces "arrested 1,140 child predators from 41 states during a two-month, nationwide operation," including 42 in Colorado.

That means the eight cuffed by Parker cops represent just over 20 percent of the Colorado total.

Look below to see booking photos of the suspects, accompanied by details of the arrests courtesy of the Parker Police Department.

"Brett Ryan Mosher is 27 years-old and is a Parker resident."

He was arrested by the Parker Police Department for "Soliciting for Child Prostitution after engaging in communication with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a child."

"Also as a part of the April operation effort, 31 year-old Michael Edward Toney, a Denver resident, was arrested on charges of Soliciting for Child Prostitution, Criminal Attempt Sexual Assault on a Child, eight weeks after the initial April operation, after Toney re-engaged communication with the intent to engage sexual acts with what he believed to be a female child. Toney is employed in the Parker area."

"Operation Broken Heart II continued through the month of May and Parker Police ICAC detectives arrested 38 year- old Parker resident, Eagle Wehner on charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Internet Luring of a Child, and Criminal Attempt Sexual Assault on a Child.

"Wehner was arrested after communicating with a person he believed to be a female child. During the course of the communication, Wehner sent sexually explicit images to the girl and arranged a time and a place to meet the girl for the purpose of a sexual encounter. "

"Also as part of the May operation effort, Jason Richardd Clark, a 33 year-old Parker resident, was arrested on charges of Internet Luring of a Child and Criminal Attempt Sexual Assault on a Child after communicating with a person he believed to be a female child.

"Clark was arrested after he arranged a time and a place to meet the girl for the purposes of a sexual encounter. "

"Kenneth Phillip Archuleta is 37 years-old and is employed in Parker."

He was arrested by the Parker Police Department for "Soliciting for Child Prostitution after engaging in communication with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a child."

Nakoma Lee Wells is 34 years-old and is not a Parker resident.

He was arrested by the Parker Police Department for "Soliciting for Child Prostitution after engaging in communication with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a child."

Peter M Campanella III is 45 years-old and is a Parker resident.

He was arrested by the Parker Police Department for "Soliciting for Child Prostitution after engaging in communication with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a child."

Tyrone Cox is 24 years-old and is not a Parker resident.

He was arrested by the Parker Police Department for "Soliciting for Child Prostitution after engaging in communication with the intent to engage in sexual acts with a child."

Editor's note: The original version of this post featured information about the arrest of Kody Green, as well as a photograph. The Parker Police Department subsequently released this statement: "In light of new information received by the Parker Police Department this afternoon from the District Attorney’s Office, the criminal charges against Kody Green have been dismissed and the Parker Police Department is not pursuing further prosecution at this time. Due to this development we respectfully request that you remove Kody’s name, photograph and information from any existing and further news feeds."

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