Boulder man arrested on child pornography charges; Renato Alfano in custody

BOULDER, Colo. - A 69-year-old Boulder man has been arrested on several charges involving child pornography.  Renato Alfano turned himself in at the Boulder County Jail on an arrest warrant by  Boulder Police.

This case originally began at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office during an Internet investigation they were conducting. An investigator located a computer in Boulder which was sharing child pornography and then contacted Boulder police to follow up. Alfano was identified as the suspect.

Police said they executed a search warrant at Alfano’s home and found a number of child pornography files on a  computer. Alfano admitted to detectives that he viewed the child pornography, according to a statement by Laurie Ogden, a Boulder Police spokeswoman.

Alfano will face charges in Boulder that include sexual exploitation of a child (distribution of child pornography) and sexual exploitation of a child (possession of child pornography). An arrest photo of Alfano was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about this case may contact Boulder Police Detective Jack Gardner at 303-441-1851. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.

Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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