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Man arrested, accused of trying to arrange meeting with teen girl for sex

The suspect is accused of initiating a sexual relationship with an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

GREELEY, Colo. — The Greeley Police Department (GPD) has arrested a Longmont man accused of initiating a sexual relationship with who he thought was a 14-year-old girl, but later found out was a detective posing as one. 

Officers and detectives with the Greeley Police Department, along with Homeland Security agents, arrested Jesus Arroyo-Castillo at the Greeley Mall on Feb. 12, a Facebook post from the department says. 

Arroyo-Castillo was the subject of a proactive case that the police had been working on for several weeks. He's accused of attempting to meet with a 14-year-old girl for sex. The girl was actually an undercover detective. 

According to police, Arroyo-Castillo traveled to Greeley in an effort to meet the teen and her 13-year-old friend at the mall, but was arrested by officers instead. 

Arroyo-Castillo is facing the following charges: 

  • Enticement of child
  • Attempt internet luring
  • 2 counts of attempted sex assault on a child
  • 2 counts of contributing to delinquency of a minor.

"This case is a great example of the proactive police work our officers and detectives do to keep Greeley safe," the Facebook post says. "Greeley Police Department is committed to pursuing those who prey and victimize children and engage in human trafficking - child sex assault cases."

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