Police: Focus on the Family Bible narrator tried to lure teen for sex
A Colorado man who works for Evangelical group Focus on the Family has been arrested after he solicited sex online from an investigator posing as a teenage girl, police have said.
"Juan Alberto Ovalle, 42, thought he was corresponding with a girl under the age of 15, but instead it was undercover officers with the Jefferson County district attorney's office, according to court documents," reported the Denver Post.
"...Ovalle was arrested on April 3rd when he drove to an undisclosed location in Lakewood to meet the person he believed to be a teen for sexual purposes," reported Colorado's News Channel 13.
"Between April 2 and April 3 Ovalle is alleged to have made sexually graphic statements in a chat room to a person he believed to be an underage teen, police report," the channel continued. "According to court documents Ovalles also told the teen about the sexual things that he wanted to do to her and ultimately drove from Colorado Springs on April 3 to meet her with the intention of having sexual contact."
"He's scheduled to be formally charged Thursday with two felony counts of criminal attempt sexual assault on a minor and Internet luring of a child," reported the Colorado Springs Gazette. "He is being held in Jefferson County Detention Center in Golden on a $25,000 bond."
"We are all shocked to hear of these allegations and just beginning to look into them," said Focus on the Family spokesman Gary Schneeberger on Monday.
Focus on the Family was an influential group during the Bush-era and its president, Dr. James Dobson, frequently met with President George W. Bush to lay strategy on how best to rally American Christians behind terror war policies.
Similarly, after Justice Samuel Alito's confirmation to the Supreme Court, Dobson received a personal note of thanks from the conservative judge.
To listen in on some of Ovalle's work for Focus on the Family, click over to Audio Biblia.
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