BLACK HAWK, Colo. (CBS4) – A Massachusetts man has been arrested after he allegedly attempted to meet someone he believed to be an underage female teen for the purpose of sexual contact.
According to the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office, Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47, was arrested last Friday. The underage teen was actually an undercover investigator.READ MORE: Oh Baby! Roxborough Family Visits West Metro Firefighters After Unusual Birth
The sheriff’s office said Melhem was in the metro Denver area attending a conference.READ MORE: COVID In Denver: School District & Denver Health Host First Of Several Mass Vaccination Events For Students
“An investigator with the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office was in a social networking site portraying himself as an underage teen when he was contacted by Melhem,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “Melhem said that he was 39, was a librarian in Massachusetts, and that he was in town for a conference.”
The sheriff’s office said the correspondence “quickly become sexually graphic. He asked her to show him her intimate body parts via webcam. He also displayed sexually graphic video of himself to her.”MORE NEWS: What Should You Do If A Tree Hits Your Car? City Of Denver Offers Tips
Melhem was arrested on criminal attempt sexual exploitation of a child, Internet sexual exploitation of a child, Internet luring of a child, and criminal attempt sexual assault on a child. He posted a $10,000 bond and is scheduled in court on next Monday.