Suspected child sex predators charged with crimes in the Colorado Springs area
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE: 10/6/22: The Colorado Springs Police Department issued a “correction” in regards to the original information sent in a news release.
“The below press release was sent out on September 30, 2022. Please make the following corrections to the story.
29 year old [11 News has removed this suspect’s name] was contacted during the undercover operation and an investigation was initiated. [11 News has removed this suspect’s name] was only charged with felony level Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.
[11 News has removed this suspect’s name] was not contacted during the undercover operation but was investigated during this time period for Internet related Stalking of a juvenile. At the conclusion of the investigation he was charged with felony Stalking.
[11 News has removed the suspects names] pictures should not have been released as part of this undercover operation.
We apologize for the confusion in the original press release.”
11 News has removed the photos of the suspects from this article. We have also updated the following story:
Ten people are suspected of being child sex predators in the Colorado Springs area.
Colorado Springs Police announced ten people were charged following a summer-long effort to identify the suspects through an undercover operation. CSPD worked with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office joint Internet Crimes Against Children Unit along with Homeland Security Investigations.
CSPD announced the charges on Friday. KKTV 11 News is working to learn more about each suspect.
If you suspect child abuse in Colorado, you can call 844-CO-4-Kids. For information on sexual assault and resources in Colorado, click here.
For more information on the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force click here.
KKTV 11 News was already looking into charges against one of the suspects, Thomas Segel, click here for his arrest papers.
The subjects charged include:
- William Clancy, 40-year-old male, Colorado Springs
- Stephen Greisen, 68-year-old male, Monument
- Kevin Le, 23-year-old male, Fort Carson
- George Mattorano, 52-year-old male, Black Forest
- Christopher Murphey, 28-years-old, Colorado Springs
- Albert Rodriguez, 27-year-old male, El Paso County
- Michael Veil, 38-year-old male, Colorado Springs
- Christopher Rowand, 44-year-old male, Guadalupe, TX (mugshot not available)
- Thomas Segel, 55-year-old male, Colorado Springs
- Timothy Tischler, 69-year-old male, Colorado Springs
The suspects are facing various charges including internet luring of a child, sexual exploitation of a child, attempted sexual assault on a child, soliciting for child prostitution, stalking and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
The Colorado Springs Police Department is the lead agency for the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force which is comprised of approximately 98 affiliate law enforcement agencies though out the state. The Colorado ICAC Task Force investigates subjects who sexually exploit and lure Colorado’s most vulnerable victims. The Colorado Springs ICAC Task Force is comprised of detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, and Special Agents with Homeland Security Investigations.
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