January 20, 2023
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
34-year-old male arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child
Boulder County, Colo. - On January 18, 2023, 34-year-old Brian Woods was arrested for possessing child sexual abuse material (CSAM) related to a warrant for his arrest out of Boulder County. Woods resided in the 1000 block of Century Drive in the City of Louisville.
The investigation began after the Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force received information about the distribution or possession of CSAM from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The information received was related to CSAM on a social messaging application. A search warrant authored by the Louisville Police Department was executed with the assistance of the Boulder County Digital Forensics Lab on June 22, 2022, at Wood’s residence where additional evidence was located. The arrest warrant related to the case was later drafted by an investigator with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office who is assigned to the Boulder County Digital Forensics Lab.
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office houses the local members of Colorado ICAC task force, comprised of Boulder County Digital Forensics Lab investigators from Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Longmont Department of Public Safety, Boulder Police Department and Boulder County District Attorney’s Office.
Woods was booked into the Denver Detention Center on six counts of §18-6-403(3)(b.5), Sexual exploitation of a child-possession, a Class 4 Felony.
The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number is 22-01460.
Agencies who assisted with this investigation include the Louisville Police Department, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, Boulder Police Department and Longmont Department of Public Safety.
The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), 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/Sergeant Jeff Pelletier