Judge denies request to confiscate passport from man accused of sex trafficking of minors

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crumplerAURORA, Colo. -- An Aurora man facing charges of sex assault and sex trafficking of minors was in court Monday where prosecutors asked for his passport because he owns a motel in Thailand.

The judge denied that request and another request to limit Sean Crumpler's access to the Internet.

Crumpler works as a computer programmer and he said he cannot do his job without accessing the Internet. The judge agreed with that, but he warned Crumpler to use his computer only for work-related activities.

FOX31 Denver also learned Monday the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office mistakenly released Crumpler on bond without requiring him to appear before a judge first. State law requires an appearance before a judge in cases involving alleged sex offenders.

The sheriff's office said it will review procedures and make proper changes to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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