A member of the US military was arrested in Colorado following. An investigation into the sexual exploitation of a child Wednesday. After police received a tip from the Internet Crimes Task Force.
Joseph Smith, 26, was charged with possession. And distribution of child sexual abuse material. A felony, the Fountain Police Department said. Police said they executed a search warrant on Jan. 12. And recovered evidence that led to Smith’s arrest warrant.
Smith was described by Fountain police as an “active-duty soldier” in the Army.
The Army did not immediately respond to a request for more information. Smith remains in custody with a scheduled court date Thursday. Afternoon, according to El Paso County booking information. It is unclear if he has retained an attorney.
Fountain police detectives are asking potential witnesses. Or anyone with information about the victims to come forward. And speak with investigators.