30-Year-Old Man Arrested for Soliciting Photos from 14-Year-Old
A 30-year-old man in Grand Junction has been arrested for soliciting naked photos from a 14-year-old girl.
According to an arrested affidavit acquired by Channel 11 News, Anthony Crouch, 30 years old, has been using a fake email account to talk to a 14-year-old girl for approximately three weeks. During these conversations, Crouch pressured the girl to send him naked photos.
The arrest affidavit also states that a person who knew the victim said she had been acting unusual, taking the computer into her room and locking the door. This person also found naked pictures on the computer, as well as the email thread of around 500 emails.
Crouch was quoted in the affidavit stating he initially asked for the naked photos to see if he could "trust the victim to do the right thing." He later admitted that was a lie, and he was using the photos for sexual gratification.
Crouch admitted to creating the fake account to gain the images after phoning the police on March 9. He is being charged with sexual exploitation of a child.