Suspect arrested, accused of child sexual exploitation

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) arrested 43-year-old Eugene Templeton on the charge of alleged Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

CSPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit has been investigating Templeton since July 2023 when they became aware that someone was uploading child sexual abuse material to a cloud-based storage app. As the investigation continued, Templeton was identified as a suspect however at the time, his location was unknown.

On Friday, Templeton was arrested at his workplace in the 4600 block of Centennial Boulevard.

Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a class four felony.

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