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    Son of Day Care Provider Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child

    (Golden, CO - May 9, 2011) A 31-year-old Lakewood man has been charged with possessing child pornography, distribution of child pornography and attempted sexual exploitation of a child. Cody Ryan Charlton, DOB: 052879, lives with his parents at 1958 S. Van Gordon Street in Lakewood where his mother runs a home daycare facility.

    Investigators from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Lakewood Police Department executed a search warrant at 1958 S. Van Gordon Street on April 28. They found sexually graphic video and still images of children.

    Charlton was arrested on May 1, 2011. He has been charged with four counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and one count of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Child. His next court date is preliminary hearing on May 26 at 1:30.

    Charlton posted bond in the amount of $15,000 on May 2. The conditions of his bond include that he not possess weapons, not have contact with anyone under the age of 18 and that he not use the Internet.

    Investigators would like to talk to anyone who might have additional information on this case. Anyone with information can contact District Attorney Investigator Mike Harris at 303-271-6766. The investigation in this case is ongoing and the arrest affidavit is currently sealed.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    May 9, 2011

    Cody Charlton

    Last Updated: 6-27-2013
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