DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY 14: Chris Andersen #11 of the Denver Nuggets celebrates a blocked shot against the Phoenix Suns at the Pepsi Center on February 14, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Suns 109-92. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Denver Nuggets forward is under investigation for his potential connections to sexually exploitive behavior towards children.
Denver's own CBS4 is reporting that Denver Nuggets F Chris Andersen is under investigation (official sheriff's release) for potentially grave infringements. According to CBS4, the NBA veteran is part of an investigation being conducted by the Douglas County authorities concerning potential sexual abuse charges:
#BREAKINGNEWS: Dougco Internet Crimes against Children executes a search warrant at Chris "Birdman" Anderson's home.— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) May 10, 2012
#BREAKINGNEWS: Warrant is part of an "ongoing investigation" that started with information from law enforcement in California.— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) May 10, 2012
#BREAKINGNEWS: Anderson has not been arrested. We'll be covering this one all afternoon on CBS4.— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) May 10, 2012
Andersen has played five seasons in Denver, but incurring trouble with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force could be a potentially serious problem. According to the ICAC home page, the task force deals exclusively with the sexual exploitation of children:
The ICAC Task Force was created to help Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies enhance their investigative responses to offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or computer technology to sexually exploit children.
Brandon Spano of 93.7 FM and 1510 AM is reporting that the investigation indeed surrounds Andersen even though no arrests have been made:
Just talked to Douglas County officials. They say that will not likely pursue arrest today as they continue to build this case.— Brandon Spano Show(@BrandonSpano) May 10, 2012
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