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Avon man arrested and charged in Internet child porn crime

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Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” An Avon man was arrested last week on suspicion of being involved in child pornography, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Richard Purcella, 30, was arrested March 12 following an eight-month Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. The investigation came after receiving an online tip about Purcell.

Investigators found evidence that Purcell was involved in child pornography. He was charged with felony possession and distribution of child sexually exploited material.



Purcella was released on a $15,000 bond and will appear back in court at 9 a.m. on March 31.

The Sheriff’s Office says if you have information on sexual exploitation of a child, call 970-328-8500 or go online to cybertipline.com.


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