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Subject: Man Arrested For Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child
Yesterday, July 2, 2013, Greeley Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) officers, investigators, and special agents arrested Brian Robert Heinrich, 040876, on charges of Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child and Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Heinrich is being held at the Weld County Jail.
The investigation began June 10, 2013 when an HSI Special Agent responded to a suspicious internet posting. The agent exchanged several emails with the poster over the next ten days, during which the poster, later determined to be Heinrich, indicated he was interested in traveling to Greeley to have sex with a six year old male. Greeley Police were contact by HSI as the email conversation continued with Heinrich, during which Heinrich made several statements regarding the activities he was anticipating. Arrangements were made for an undercover officer to meet Heinrich and then escort him to meet the child. Heinrich was arrested as he met with the undercover officer. He had a digital storage device and camera equipment in his possession at the time of arrest, which email conversations indicated were for the purpose of archiving the encounter.
This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-843-5678.
HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.