Fort Wayne man arrested in Colorado internet child exploitation case
A collaborative investigation involving police agencies in Indiana and Colorado resulted in a Fort Wayne man being arrested Tuesday on a nationwide extradition arrest warrant for child exploitation charges.
Corey S. Hall, 33, was arrested about 5 p.m. Tuesday at his job in Fort Wayne and was being held in the Allen County Jail without bond pending his extradition to Colorado to face the charges, an Indiana State Police news release said.
Hall allegedly communicated via the internet with a minor girl using Kik, Skype and Snapchat as far back as January of 2016, the news release said. The two reportedly sent hundreds of explicit photos and almost two dozen videos between them.
The Parker Police Department in Parker, Colo., began an investigation into the matter, and investigators with the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force also obtained and executed a search warrant March 9 at Hall’s residence in the 6000 block of Moeller Road in Fort Wayne, the news release said.
The ICAC reminds people that internet crimes have almost no boundaries in regards to how far a perpetrator may reach out to find potential victims, the news release said. If anyone suspects or has any information about internet crimes involving children, they are asked to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678.