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Man Accused Of Soliciting Girls To Watch Sex Act Formally Charged

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By: KKTV

A man accused of offering girls money to watch him touch himself was formally charged Thursday.

Credit: CSPD

 

 DATE AND LOCATION OF REPORTED "RED TRUCK" INCIDENTS

  • April 28: 4474 Austin Bluffs Parkway
  • April 28: 4486 Austin Bluffs Parkway
  • April 28: 7005 Austin Bluffs Parkway
  • May 9: 4605 Austin Bluffs Parkway
  • May 13: Pearl Drive and Park Vista Boulevard
  • May 13: Pearl Drive and Meadowland
  • May 13: Chapel Hills Mall (1710 Briargate)
  • May 15: Research Parkway and Scarlet Drive
  • May 16: Palmer High School (401 N. Nevada Ave.)
  • May 19: Chapel Hills Mall (1710 Briargate)
  • May 22: Noodles & Company (1812 Southgate Rd.)
  • May 22: 604 Williams Ave.
  • May 22: Academy and Shrider

Over the span of three weeks, a man driving a red-hued truck stopped young girls all over the Springs and offered them money to watch him touch himself.

Police believe they caught the person known as the "red truck suspect" after more than a dozen reported incidents. Duston Ridner, 43, was arrested May 22. He bonded out the next day.

Ridner appeared in court Thursday, where he was formally charged with indecent exposure and soliciting prostitution. Ridner faces nearly 30 counts on sex-related crimes.

Police say that on 13 separate occasions, the suspect pulled up alongside a girl in her teens or early 20s and offer $100 to watch him masturbate. The girls were all able to get away before the suspect exposed himself.

After Ridner's arrest, 11 News spoke to his wife, who held steadfast to his innocence. She told us that her husband's truck does not match the description of the suspect vehicle; in several of the incidents, the victims described the truck as having temporary plates. Ridner's wife says his truck has permanent plates.

Michelle Ridner also says it's ridiculous to think her husband, a Fort Carson soldier, would wear his Army fatigues to commit the crimes. Many of the victims described the suspect as wearing camo.

Ridner will be back in court in a month to tell a judge how he pleads in the case.


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