CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An Aurora School District employee was one of eight individuals arrested in connection with a child prositution case, the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office confirmed on Monday.
The DA’s Office identified that school district employee as Gary D. Campbell. Notes from a Aurora Board of Education meeting seemed to indicate that Campbell was working as a clerk in the school district’s health services department as of 2003.
Campbell and the other defendants in the case, who were not named, allegedly responded to a Backpage.com advertisement before they were arrested, according to the DA’s office.
“There are no further allegations of any alleged criminal conduct by Mr. Campbell at his place of employment or elsewhere,” DA spokesperson Lisa Pinto said.
Pinto indicated the case against the eight men was a result of a joint investigation by the Aurora Police Department and Denver’s FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets/Innocence Lost Task Force. The suspects are being charged with patronizing a prostituted child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Pinto also included a statement from DA George Brauchler in her press release.
“In many of these cases homeless and poor children are vulnerable to exploitation,” Brauchler stated. “We will stand up for them when they are put in harm’s way and victimized.”