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

Boulder County, Colo. - On February 29, 2024, 43-year-old Paul BEELER was arrested for possessing child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Beeler resides in the 1700 block of Eddy Ct., City of Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado.

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 October 26, 2023, at Beeler’s residence where multiple electronic devices were seized. Additional search warrants were served to the Internet Service Provider 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, plus digital forensics expertise and analysis on a wide range of cases.

Beeler was booked into the Boulder County Jail on an arrest warrant with no bond for one count of §18-6-403(3)(b.5), Sexual exploitation of a child - possession, a Class 5 Felony.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number is 23-05589.

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 Longmont S.W.A.T. Team.

About ICAC:
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.

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/s/Acting Sergeant Sophie Berman