‘Giggles the Clown’ busted on sex charges
Vail, CO Colorado
GRAND JUNCTION ” A Grand Junction man known as “Giggles the Clown” at a local Farmer’s Market Festival was facing multiple charges after he allegedly attempted to use the Internet to lure a minor into having sex, authorities said.
Police on Friday arrested Antonio Eric Lazcano, 29, on a warrant from Otero County. He’s accused of enticement, Internet luring, Internet sexual exploitation, and obscenity.
A Rocky Ford mother discovered a photograph of a nude male in her daughter’s e-mail account last November, prompting authorities from Otero County and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to look into the case.
Police said they recorded sexual acts Lazcano sent by Web cam to the girl’s mother ” who later posed as her daughter ” along with conversations about meeting for sex. Those conversations took place even after the woman told Lazcano, who used the screen name “Tony805,” that she was 12.
A profile page for Lazcano, under the name “gigglestheclown,” listed his hometown as Santa Maria, Calif.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation records indicate Lazcano was arrested twice in 2002 in Grand Junction, for alleged harassment and stalking.
The outcome of those cases was not immediately available.
Lazcano was being held Thursday in the Mesa County jail on $5,000 cash bond, and was awaiting return to Otero County.
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