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8 men arrested during child prostitution sting in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Springs Police Department announced Thursday that an undercover child sex sting resulted in the arrests of eight men last month.

According to CSPD, investigators conducted an investigation on Oct. 23 and 24 and identified men "seeking to pay to have sex with children under the age of 18."

The following people were arrested and charged with soliciting for child prostitution, which is a class-three felony.

  1. Steven Druckenmiller, 40-years-old, of Colorado Springs
  2. Richard Nance, 32-years-old, of Pueblo
  3. Daric Grimes, 42-years-old, of Security, Colorado
  4. Trevor Skoczen, 31-years-old, of Colorado Springs [also arrested for Internet Luring of a Child, F4]
  5. Kirtis Davis, 23-years-old, of Colorado Springs
  6. Ning Wang, 45-years-old, of Oakland, California
  7. Hong Lin, 32-years-old, of Colorado Springs
  8. Mark Necessary, 58-years-old, of Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski thanked several law enforcement agencies for assisting with the investigation, including the Department of Homeland Security and Colorado Bureau of Investigations.

"Human Trafficking is one of the most difficult crimes to detect and curtail, but there may be no more important use of our time, skill, and resources,” said CBI Director John Camper. "The CBI was pleased to work with the Colorado Springs Police Department and other public safety partners on this highly successful operation.”

We're working on getting more information on the investigation.

Colorado Springs / Crime / News

Andrew McMillan

Andrew is the Digital Content Director for KRDO.com. Learn more about Andrew here.

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  1. “Human Trafficking is one of the most difficult crimes to detect and curtail, but there may be no more important use of our time, skill, and resources,”

    So what does the V in VNI stand for? What does that division focus on besides just narcotics? Why is it so difficult to investigate? The Massage Spas are everywhere and it doesn’t take a person with a doctorate in criminology to figure out what they are doing here. This is low-hanging fruit, and still EPSO and CSPD fail at following their sworn duties.

    24-12-101. Form of oath or affirmation for public office – requirements for oath or affirmation

    (1) When a person is required to take an oath or affirmation before the person enters upon the discharge of a public office or position, the form of the oath or affirmation is as follows:

    I [name], do [select swear, affirm, or swear by the everliving God] that I will support the constitution of the United States, the constitution of the state of Colorado, and the laws of the state of Colorado, and will faithfully perform the duties of the office of [name of office or position] upon which I am about to enter to the best of my ability.

    I [name], do [select swear, affirm, or swear by the everliving God] that I will support the constitution of the United States, the constitution of the state of Colorado, and the laws of the state of Colorado, and will faithfully perform the duties of the office of [name of office or position] upon which I am about to enter to the best of my ability. If choosing to swear an oath, the person swearing shall do so with an uplifted hand.

    Additionally, it is not like KRDO didn’t start the work for you after it was ignored by the city and the county for how many years? And the city and county act like they don’t know what to do and think they can’t do anything? If that was the case then what does CRS statutes 18-18-410 and 16-13-303 do exactly?

    Explain how it is so hard? Just do your job!

    1. § 16-13-303. Class 1 public nuisance
      Universal Citation: CO Rev Stat § 16-13-303 (2016)
      (1) Every building or part of a building including the ground upon which it is situate and all fixtures and contents thereof, every vehicle, and any real property shall be deemed a class 1 public nuisance when:

      (a) Used as a public or private place of prostitution or used as a place where the commission of soliciting for prostitution, as defined in section 18-7-202, C.R.S.; pandering, as defined in section 18-7-203, C.R.S.; keeping a place of prostitution, as defined in section 18-7-204, C.R.S.; pimping, as defined in section 18-7-206, C.R.S.; or human trafficking, as described in section 18-3-503 or 18-3-504, C.R.S., occurs;

      1. And here is the repercussions of violating this law,

        (2) All fixtures and contents of any building, structure, vehicle, or real property which is a class 1 public nuisance under subsection (1) of this section and all property which is a class 1 public nuisance under subsection (1.5) of this section are subject to seizure, confiscation, and forfeiture as provided in this part 3. In addition, the personal property of every kind and description, including currency and other negotiable instruments and vehicles, used in conducting, maintaining, aiding, or abetting any class 1 public nuisance is subject to seizure, confiscation, and forfeiture, as provided in this part 3.

        (3) The following shall be deemed class 1 public nuisances and be subject to forfeiture and distributed as provided in section 16-13-311 (3), and no property rights shall exist in them:

        (a) All currency, negotiable instruments, securities, or other things of value furnished or intended to be furnished by any person in exchange for any public nuisance act; or

        (b) All proceeds traceable to any public nuisance act; or

        (c) All currency, negotiable instruments, and securities used or intended to be used to facilitate any public nuisance act; or

        (d) All equipment of any kind, including but not limited to computers and any type of computer hardware, software, or other equipment, used in committing sexual exploitation of a child, as described in section 18-6-403, C.R.S., or computer crime, as described in section 18-5.5-102, C.R.S.

    2. It’s almost like the rub and tugs are protected because the military want them there just saying.

      1. These a cases involving children, not the typical adult illegal aliens in the rub & tugs that stay open more because of the congregations at mega0churches than the military.

  2. Why is it that anyone who uses the name Citizen Kane in any form of spelling on any website is usually a self righteous blowhard who feels they need to post as much as they can to try and prove how superior they are. Nobody needs that or cares.
    Out of curiosity, which picture is you Kane/Cain/Cane?

    There is one on every website….

  3. Because I believe I want to as much as I can to help educate the populace, especially on topics I went to school to learn. Unfortunately for you went to a lot of classes. You see, after working for the public I observed that there is a lot of people that believe in processes and procedures that simply don’t exist. But because a friend of a cousin told you you hold it as gospel.

    After you have seen these people often enough you decide to either educate and help your community or you just live here.

    I can only provide the water, what anyone else does with it is their choice.

    Not really my problem after that.

    Ignorance is not bliss and I will not stanb-by when I believe I know the truth and I can also provide the evidence to support my stances. All I ever ask for is if anyone disagrees also provide your evidence. Otherwise you already came to a gunfight with only a knife, as the Cliche states.

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