Larimer County Child Predator Sting Operation Results in Four Arrests

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Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) investigators along with members of the LCSO Strategic Enforcement Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation conducted a joint sting operation in two different locations in Larimer County from December 1 to December 3, 2021. The operation targeted individuals who were actively seeking to have sexual contact with underage children.

The operation resulted in four arrests:

Amarnath Arikapudi (11/04/1991) of Fort Collins

  • Internet Luring of a Child w/Intent for Sexual Contact or Exploitation x 2 counts (F4)
  • Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child x 2 counts (F4)
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Class 4 Felony x 2 counts (F5)
  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child x 2 counts (F3)

o Posted cash/surety bond of $50,000 on 12/03/2021

Satyander Dudee (05/27/1968) of Versailles, Kentucky

  • Internet Luring of a Child w/Intent for Sexual Contact or Exploitation (F4)
  • Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Class 4 Felony (F5)
  • Enticement of a Child (F4)
  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)

o Posted cash/surety bond of $50,000 on 12/04/2021

Joshua McCathern (05/07/1982) of Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
  • Internet Luring of a Child (F5)
  • Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)

o $35,000 cash/surety bond

Jeffrey Beaman (08/06/1970) of Fort Collins

  • Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
  • Internet Luring of a Child (F5)
  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)

o $20,000 cash/surety bond

The charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

Dudee, Satyander
Arikapudi, Amarnath
McCathern, Joshua
Beaman, Jeffrey

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