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April 16, 2024

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27-year-old male arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Male arrested as result of ICAC investigation

Boulder County, Colo. - On April 15, 2024, 27-year-old Philip MURILLO was arrested for possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). MURILLO turned himself in at the Boulder County Jail after a warrant had been signed for his arrest.

The investigation began after the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force received information about the distribution of CSAM from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). A search warrant was executed on April 3, 2024 at MURILLO’s residence in the 4000 block of Gibbs Avenue, City and County of Boulder, State of Colorado where multiple electronic devices were seized. Additional search warrants were served to Internet and Electronic Service Providers for the uploaded data where multiple files were found in violation of sexual exploitation of a child.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office houses local members of the Colorado ICAC Task Force, comprised of Boulder County Digital Forensics Lab investigators from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Longmont Department of Public Safety, Boulder Police Department, and Boulder County District Attorney’s Office. In addition to other responsibilities, investigators assigned to the Boulder County Digital Forensics Lab are tasked with investigating child sexual exploitation cases and high technology crimes, and provide digital forensics expertise and analysis on a wide range of cases.

MURILLO was booked into the Boulder County Jail on an arrest warrant with no bond for 1 count of violating C.R.S. §18-6-403(3)(b), Sexual exploitation of a child – distributes sexually exploitative material, a Class 3 Felony; and 1 count of violating C.R.S. §18-6-403(3)(b.5), Sexual exploitation of a child – possession/motion picture, a Class 4 Felony.

Agencies who assisted with this investigation include the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, Boulder Police Department, Longmont Department of Public Safety and the Boulder Police Department SWAT team.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number for this investigation is 23-05652.

About ICAC:
The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is a group of local and federal law enforcement agencies, as well as prosecutors located in and around the state of Colorado who are trained and dedicated to protecting children online by investigating and prosecuting crimes committed against children, facilitated by the internet, technology, and computer usage. Colorado ICAC is a member of the National ICAC Task Force.

If you suspect a child is being sexually exploited online, you can report it online (link is external) or by calling 1-800-THE-LOST.

As in every criminal case, these charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.


/s/Detective Sergeant Clay Leak