Human trafficking suspect arrested by Colorado Springs Police

David Roberts, human trafficking suspect.  Photo courtesy: CSPD.
David Roberts, human trafficking suspect. Photo courtesy: CSPD.(CSPD)
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 4:05 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs Police announced the arrest of a human trafficking suspect on Wednesday.

Investigators believe 53-year-old David Roberts is tied to multiple sexual assaults. Their investigation started in January when the Metro Vice Unit received a report of a sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl in the 600 block of Peterson Road. The following month, the unit received information about the false imprisonment of a 22-year-old woman in the 3600 block of East Uintah Street. Then in July, a new report of a 38-year-old woman being sex trafficked from the same hotel along Peterson Road as the reported sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl came in.

Investigators linked all three investigations to Roberts. He was arrested on Friday in the 4100 block of Tennyson Road on the following charges:

· Sexual Assault (2 counts) (class 2 felony)

· Human trafficking (1 count) (class 3 felony)

· Criminal attempt – human trafficking (1 count) (class 4 felony)

· False Imprisonment (1 count) (class 5 felony)

· Unrelated outstanding arrest warrants

Detectives are investigating whether there are more victims. They are calling on anyone who was a victim, witness or simply has information on Roberts from Jan. 1, 2019-July 24, 2020 to come forward. Call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or, to remain anonymous, call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.

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