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    Georgia Man Arrested in Colorado for Attempted Sexual Assault of a Child

    (Golden, CO – April 22, 2014) James Lee Pierce, 52, was arrested by First Judicial District Attorney investigators when he traveled from Rome, GA to Denver, Colorado, allegedly to meet someone he believed to be an underage female teen, for the purpose of sexual contact. Pierce was arrested on April 17 when he arrived in Jefferson County. The underage teen was actually an undercover investigator.

    On December 31, 2013, an investigator with the DA’s Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations (CHEEZO) Unit was contacted online by Pierce. The investigator was in a social networking site portraying himself as a child under the age of 15. The communication from Pierce is alleged to have become sexually graphic and to have continued over the next three months.

    According to the arrest affidavit, in addition to the sexually graphic language, Pierce asked the person he believed to be an underage teen to send him naked pictures. He also sent sexually graphic photos of himself to the purported underage teen.

    In March, 2014 Pierce said that he was going to take a bus to Colorado to meet the underage teen for sexual purposes. He also talked about bringing the underage teen back to Georgia with him. According to the affidavit he left Marietta, GA on April 15 and arrived in Denver on April 17.

    Pierce was arrested on suspicion of Internet Luring of a Child (F4), Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F4) and Attempted Sexual Assault of a Child (F5).

    Pierce is being held on $20,000 cash bond. He is expected back in court on April 24 for filing of charges.

    Pam Russell
    DA Public Information

    April 22, 2014

    James Pierce

    Last Updated: 4-22-2014
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