Joint Investigation Results in Arrest
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:20 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]
On October 2, 2013, Homeland Security Investigations [HSI] in Boston sought the assistance of the Colorado Springs Police Department’s ICAC and Crimes Against Children Unit for a case involving Possession of Child Pornography.
Based on information received, CSPD immediately initiated an investigation to determine if any crimes occurred in Colorado Springs.
That night, Joe Alfred Garcia Jr. [10.04.1983] was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on a Child by One in Position of Trust/Pattern of Abuse. [F3]
Due to facts obtained and realizing the potential for additional victims in other states, a joint investigation to include the Army CID, HSI, Hawaiian Authorities, ICAC and Crimes Against Children was implemented.
It was important that all agencies continued the process for identifying additional victims in multiple jurisdictions and conducting Forensic Interviews. Three additional victims have since been identified and officials are concerned the potential for more exists.
If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.