Who is the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition?
Our mission is to reverse the trend of mass incarceration in Colorado. We are a coalition of nearly 7,000 individual members and over 100 faith and community organizations who have united to stop perpetual prison expansion in Colorado through policy and sentence reform.
Our chief areas of interest include drug policy reform, women in prison, racial injustice, the impact of incarceration on children and families, the problems associated with re-entry and stopping the practice of using private prisons in our state.
Morgan Sellman, an Aurora police sergeant arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing hundreds of videos of child pornography depicting victims as young as 2, toted some of the porn in a personal laptop that he brought to work, Colorado Springs police said in an arrest warrant.
The laptop case — obtained from his office — also contained sex toys, police said.
Sellman, 39, who coordinated the department's D.A.R.E. anti- drug program, was arrested in El Paso County and booked into jail on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child, a Class 3 felony that carries a maximum sentence of 12 years in prison.
He was later released on a $10,000 bond, a jail official said.
There is no evidence that Sellman had illegal contact with children, Colorado Springs police spokesman Sgt. Steve Noblitt said in a news release.
The police Internet Crimes against Children Task Force began investigating Nov. 11 after receiving a tip from a Westminster police officer who found illegal material while probing a publicly accessible file-sharing network, Colorado Springs police Detective Clayton Blackwell said in an arrest affidavit.
Detectives linked some of the material to an Internet account registered to Sellman and his wife, Blackwell said.