New Allegations Against Local Police Officer


11 News has obtained the arrest affidavit for a Colorado Springs police officer arrested for allegedly buying child pornography.

In the affidavit, detectives say they were tipped off that police officer Joshua Carrier had purchased access to child pornography web sites, and that his e-mail was linked to the purchase.

When a search warrant of Carrier's home was executed, investigators say they found DVDs containing pornographic content located next to Carrier's bed. The DVDs involved both male and female juveniles between 8 and 12 years of age. There were also allegedly nude pictures of children found on his laptop computer.

The paperwork was held until Wednesday, the day Carrier was scheduled to be advised of the charges against him.

“We are very committed to due process and so we are going to make sure that it occurs, but at the same time, when the community needs to know, we're going to get that information out there," said police spokesperson Sgt. Steve Noblitt Wednesday.

Investigators are still looking into the case and allegations against Carrier. The completed reports will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s office before official charges are filed.

"CSPD is committed to doing a thorough investigation regardless of who the subject of the investigation is," Noblitt said.

Local boys are now coming forward alleging inappropriate conduct.

Carrier was a school resource officer at Horace Mann Middle School and the school's wrestling coach confirms Carrier was a volunteer coach for the wrestling team.

Two students have reported to police that Carrier touched him and other members of the school's wrestling team inappropriately.

When parents at Horace Mann Middle School were told their children would be checked for ringworm, they say they never expected this.

"He would actually take us into his own office one by one and touch us and look at us and stuff," says one of the students.

"We were told ahead of time they would be checked but we had no idea as to the extent," says the student's father.

The boy's father says the school told them it would be done in the locker room by the coach and the boys would be wearing their underwear. But his son's description of what happened is very different.

He says they were brought into Carrier's office alone and asked to take off their clothes and then were touched by Carrier on their private parts.

"At first I thought it was normal," says the son.

It wasn't until after Carrier was arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a child that the boy thought he needed to tell his parents how the "check" had been done. They immediately contacted police.

"I started talking with some of the other parents and we started comparing stories from the kids and that's when we decided we better start talking about this," the father tells 11 News.

He goes on to say meeting with the police is just the beginning and they plan to do whatever it takes to make sure this never happens again.

"I feel let down because the school is supposed to be responsible for keeping our kids safe," the father says.

11 News also spoke to another parent of another student who gave a similar account of what allegedly happened with Josh Carrier. That student gave his account to authorities.

"The volunteer police officer would have him drop his drawers and tell him he was there for another check," said his mother, who asked 11 News to protect her identity.

“I want this to stop, and I don't want other kids to have to go through this," she said.

Police confirm they know about the allegations but they can't comment further because this is part of the ongoing investigation. Carrier is facing a charge of sexual exploitation of children.

Carrier is expected to make his first appearance in court on May 24.

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  • by dave on May 18, 2011 at 08:29 PM
    an you people trust the cops,thay are the most cerupt gang in u.s. history.
  • by Carma Location: colorado on May 18, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    Humm yet another Sexual Pervert/Freak with multiply desires, same sex and for children, why is the world surprised or mad, the world has opened their arms to Sexual Pervert/Freaks and some even fight to make their desires legal!!!
  • by Jared Location: cos on May 18, 2011 at 02:39 PM
    To anonymous: Just bc these kids thought it was normal that a pedophile cop was conducting full body exams on children doesn't make them responsible for being abused. Obviously they are kids who have trust in cops, which it seems now they shouldn't.
  • by Miah Location: COS on May 18, 2011 at 01:03 PM
    For all you stupid parents out there, "I'd never let them check out my kid in their underwear at scholl...hrumph!" Kids change in the locker room They actually get naked and shower after they've been sweating. Or you can have your kid be the nasty stinking disease infested kid passing ringworm and headlice to all the other poor kids. If you don't like the way public school is, cough up the tuition for private school or home school your kids. If your kid is to stupid to know if a touch is appropriate or not by the age of middle school, they should probably just be put to sleep anyway. Studies show that most kids in the U.S. today have some sort of sexual experience by middle school. Your little darlings aren't as sweet and innocent as you think they are. The same people outrages by this are the same ones allowing their children to watch t.v. shows and movies or listen to music with explicit things. Why don't all you hypocrites out there just shut the hell up!
  • by acme pie co Location: 10th st on May 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    I notice kktv/enquirer couldn't print my comments about all the " allegations, and allegeds ". whatsa matta you? why don't you ...
  • by anonymous on May 18, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    Does anyone do any research? From the little I've done from my own couch, all coaches are required to do a ringworm search (called a skin test) on their kids. The school informed the parents. And, though it's been said already, no one on the whole wrestling team had a problem until it was on the news. Kids are easily swayed by both their parents and the things they hear. I guess no one has ever heard of a kid doing something to get attention??? Shame on KKTV for their sensationalistic tactics.
  • by Beyond your nose Location: Purple City on May 18, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    Bravo KKTV. Bravo. Not only are you censoring post, you are editing and re posting under an pseudonym.
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      by Leslie Fichera on May 18, 2011 at 11:25 AM in reply to Beyond your nose
      We have not censored or edited any comments. That is against our strict policy. What are you referring to? If you have a question, please direct them to our Director Of New Media, or 578-0000.
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        by RG on May 18, 2011 at 11:58 AM in reply to Leslie Fichera
        KKTV is actually the most accurate of all CS media.
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          by A A on May 18, 2011 at 03:21 PM in reply to RG
          who's the competition?
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          by troll on May 18, 2011 at 04:42 PM in reply to RG
          case in point. who are you RG? How long you been working at kktv.
  • by RG Location: CS on May 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM
    Some of these comments are so stupid! Who do you think found the EVIDENCE to support jailing this guy forever? Yeah, the people you are HATING on. YOU have bad people in your workplace too, I guarantee it. If this "inspection" didn't FREAK out the parents before, why is it SUDDENLY freaking them out now?! I'd NEVER ALLOW someone to do this to my kid at school! NO WAY!
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      by someone on May 18, 2011 at 04:49 PM in reply to RG
      Parents didn't know because kids did not tell them they were touched this way until the photo thing came out. Coaches are never allowed to touch a child- D11's rule is that kids must be wearing underwear- not allowed to be naked at all with the coaches. Carrier told kids they had a rash and that he needed to check them- it was not ok.
  • by Amy on May 18, 2011 at 08:47 AM
    I think all of you defending this guy are missing something glaringly obvious. What part of knowing enough about wrestling to be a coach, and what part of his law enforcement training made this guy think he was qualified to check for ringworms? What is so plausible about this story to those of you defending his actions??? Even if a kid needed to be examined by a school for something like that, it falls more under the job description of the school nurse. NOT random volunteer junior wrestling coach, even if he is a cop. And even at that, most schools will send a letter home informing the parent 'your child has been exposed, please have them checked by your family physician' if there really is an issue. If the school did give Officer TouchyTouchy the authority to perform these checks, then the administration of the school needs to be held accountable for this as well.
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      by Beyond your nose on May 18, 2011 at 11:24 AM in reply to Amy
      This is the hole in the story. A parent hearing for the first time, there was a ring worm check would contact the administration. It is not a defense of what the guy did originally, but it does cast doubt of the story being told by a couple of kids and their parent. Remember the lesson regarding balloon boy.
  • by @parent on May 18, 2011 at 08:34 AM
    Exactly. People have become way too conditioned in trusting authority and thinking officials are looking out for their best interests safety. Lockdowns are becoming very common and comfortable. Of course, it's a good thing after 9/11. Look at the abuse of authority since 9/11. That was the number one goal of that attack: scare people so badly that they will give up everything to feel safe. No thinking is necessary when you have a uniformed professional thinking for you.
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