July 26, 2008
Officer Justin 'The Tolminator' Tolman's MySpace Page
Colorado Springs, Colorado (The Weekly Vice) And he'll have fun fun fun 'til the CSP takes his perp bustin', speed demon purging - Colorado State Patrol cruiser away.
Justin 'Tolminator' Tolman, a 22 year old Colorado State Patrol officer from Colorado Springs, Colorado was arrested at his home Friday morning on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child and Internet luring of a child.
According to Fort Lupton Police, officer Tolman used the Internet to send sexually graphic pictures of himself to what he thought was a 14-year-old girl. That would-be girl was actually a detective who set up accounts on MySpace and Yahoo posing as a 14-year-old girl.
Authorities say as soon as the decoy accounts were set up, Tolman began messaging the undercover officer, sending her pornographic images of himself and explaining what he would do sexually when they met.
The detective who set up the decoy sites, Det. Crystal Schwartz, said Tolman didn't hide the fact that he was a state trooper. "The first conversation he sent a picture," said Schwartz. That picture was of Tolman standing in a State Patrol uniform next to a patrol vehicle.
Investigators say Tolman messaged the girl every day for two months.
"Every day he was pushing toward something," said Fort Lupton Police Chief, Ron Grannis. "This gentleman was in a position of trust, wearing a badge, and I think it's a good thing we've got him off the street now," he added.
Justin 'The Tolminator' Tolman was booked into the Weld County Jail and has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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