Boulder man arrested in child pornography case

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Jul. 15—A Boulder man was arrested as part of a child pornography investigation by the sheriff's office.

Alexander Howe, 28, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of sexual exploitation of a child — possession with intent to distribute and two counts of sexual exploitation of a child — possession.

According to an affidavit, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force passed on a tip to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office that an app called Kik flagged a local IP address for possible child pornography on March 30.

According to the affidavit, the user uploaded a total of nine videos and images and sent them to other users on three separate dates in February and March. A detective viewed the files and confirmed they contained child pornography.

The IP address was found to belong to Howe and a roommate at an address on West Moorhead Circle in Boulder.

Police served a search warrant at the address on July 7, when Howe's roommate was home but Howe was not. Detectives found a device in Howe's room that contained child pornography.

The Boulder County District Attorney's Office, Boulder Police Department and Longmont Department of Public Safety assisted with the investigation, according to a release.

Howe is being held at the Boulder County Jail on $10,000 bond and is set for a formal filing of charges on Tuesday. He has no prior criminal history in Colorado, according to court records.