Internet Luring Sting Operation | Larimer County





LCSO investigators, along with members of the LCSO Strategic Enforcement Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, conducted a joint sting operation at two different locations in Larimer County from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2021. The operation targeted individuals who actively who wished to have sexual contact with minor children.

The operation resulted in four arrests:

Amarnath Arikapudi (11/04/1991) of Fort Collins

  • Internet lure of a child intentionally for sexual contact or exploitation x 2 counts (F4)
  • Attempted child molestation x 2 counts (F4)
  • Criminal Attempted to Commit Class 4 Misdemeanor x 2 Counts (F5)
  • Patronization of a prostituted child x 2 counts (F3)
    • $50,000 Cash Deposit/Deposit on 12/03/2021

Satyander Dudee (27-05-1968) from Versailles, Kentucky

  • Intentionally luring a child into the Internet for sexual contact or exploitation (F4)
  • Attempted sexual assault on a child (F4)
  • Criminal Attempted to Commit Class 4 Misdemeanor (F5)
  • Seduction of a child (F4)
  • Patronage of a prostituted child (F3)
    • $50,000 Cash Deposit/Deposit on 12/04/2021

Joshua McCathern (05/07/1982) of Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • Patronage of a prostituted child (F3)
  • Lure Internet from a child (F5)
  • Attempted sexual assault on a child (F4)

Jeffrey Beaman (08/06/1970) of Fort Collins

  • Attempted sexual assault on a child (F4)
  • Lure Internet from a child (F5)
  • Patronage of a prostituted child (F3)

Booking photos are attached.

LCSO would like to express our gratitude to all agencies and researchers who helped make this operation a success. Such operations are necessary to ensure that the children of our community are protected from dangerous predators.

No additional information will be released about this operation so as not to jeopardize future operations.

The charges are just accusations and the suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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