(CBS4) – Investigators with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office learned in March 2019 that a 13-year-old student received an inappropriate photo from a man. The sheriff’s office’s child sex offender internet investigations unit, known as CHEEZO, then took over the child’s digital persona.
The suspect sent more inappropriate images of himself to the investigator portraying the victim.READ MORE: When I See A 50% Chance Of Rain In The Forecast, What Does That Really Mean?
The suspect was identified in May 2019 as Milgate Primary School teacher Liam Wilkinson of Warrandyte, Victoria in Australia.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Return Sunday, But Focus Shifts A Bit West
JCSO worked with Interpol and the Australian Federal Police who executed a search warrant and filed charges against Wilkinson.
On March 28, 2021, a JCSO investigator provided pre-trial testimony for the case to the Australian court. That testimony was so compelling that Wilkinson pleaded guilty to the charge of using a carriage service to transmit indecent material to a child.MORE NEWS: Boat Ramps Closed At Three Western Slope Reservoirs, Closures Expected At Blue Mesa As Water Level Drops
To learn more about the Cheezo unit, visit jeffco.us/883/Cheezo.