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(September 15) On July 29, 2022, the Denver Police Department responded to a report at Denver International Airport of a child being forcibly fondled. After speaking with the victim’s mother and reviewing surveillance video, investigators were able to identify the suspect as Joseph Spector (DOB 10/24/1977) and obtained a warrant for his arrest on September 6, 2022. Yesterday, Denver Police officers located and arrested Spector for Investigation of Sexual Assault - Fondling of a Child. Spector’s booking photo is attached.

In addition to this incident, the Aurora Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit identified Spector as a suspect in a similar incident, which reportedly occurred at Lava Island, located at 452 N. Sable Blvd. on September 6, 2022, at approximately 1:00 P.M. During this incident, it is alleged that a female child was forcibly fondled by the suspect. Spector will face charges for Sexual Assault on a Child (Pattern) in Arapahoe County relating to this incident that occurred in Aurora and be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Due to the apparent pattern, investigators believed there may be additional individuals in the community who have been victimized by Spector. Anyone with information about either of these incidents or wish to report an incident involving Spector, is encouraged to call the police agency where the incident occurred. The contact numbers for the Denver and Aurora Police Departments are:
• Denver Police Department- (720) 913-6040
• Aurora Police Department- (303) 627-3100

Per standard procedure, the determination of charges in these cases will be made by the respective District Attorney’s Offices.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit

Joseph Spector
Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 15, 2022 at 3:27 PM
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