AURORA, Colo. — There could be additional victims after a man was arrested and is accused of luring a 13-year-old boy to his home on multiple occasions for sexual encounters, according to a Facebook post from the Aurora Police Department (APD).
Detectives from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit of APD began an investigation in November 2019.
The 13-year-old victim's mother said her son got in trouble and as part of his discipline she took away his cell phone, an arrest affidavit says. She began looking through the phone and found "disturbing messages" where her son was having "sexual conversations" with adult men, according to the affidavit.
The victim later said he met men on apps and mentioned one of them as Grindr, the affidavit says.
As a result of that investigation, a search warrant was served at Andrew Sandoval's Aurora residence. According to the affidavit, the victim had numerous encounters with Sandoval between October 2018 and October 2019.
Sandoval was subsequently arrested for sexual assault on a child - pattern of abuse, internet luring of a child, and sexual exploitation of a child.
Due to the nature of the crime, detectives believe there could be more unreported victims in the Aurora or Denver metropolitan area.
Anyone who believes they, or someone they know, may have been victimized should contact the ICAC Tip Line at 303-739-6164.
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