Arrest report: ‘Do you like older guys?’ Focus employee asked ‘teenage girl’

Juan Alberto Ovalle in his booking photo on charges of Internet luring. (Photo/1st Judicial District Attorney)
Juan Alberto Ovalle in his booking photo on charges of Internet luring. (Photo/1st Judicial District Attorney)
“Do you like older guys?” a 42-year-old Colorado Springs man who listed his employer as evangelical ministry Focus on the Family asked 11 minutes after initiating contact in an Internet chat room with a girl he believed to be younger than 15, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday by the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office.

Turns out the “teenager” was really an investigator with the district attorney’s office, as Juan Alberto Ovalle discovered the next afternoon when he was arrested on two felony counts in Lakewood after arranging to meet the girl for sex, according to the affidavit.

Ovalle, who narrated a popular audio version of the Bible in Spanish and worked as a radio producer for the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on a $25,000 bond. He faces felony charges of attempted sexual assault on a child and Internet luring, the district attorney’s office said.

After asking whether the girl had had sex before, Ovalle, using the screen name “tgc-rn,” asked again, “You really like older?” and, “Would you like to meet me?” according to the affidavit.

The next morning, the investigator, still acting as the portrayed child, “immediately received an instant message from Ovalle,” who said he was home alone and “horny,” the affidavit states. After asking whether her mom was at home, Ovalle asked for her address and phone number and said he would soon be on his way, according to the affidavit. Ovalle told the girl to describe what she liked to do when she had sex and then wrote, “I like all my face to get wet.”

Minutes later, Ovalle called the number provided by the investigator and spoke with an official who continued portraying the teenage girl, the affidavit says. He told her he was on his way and wanted to have sex with her, describing various sexual acts in graphic language, according to court documents.

Curious what an evangelical voice artist might want to do with a teenage girl? Here’s a hint: It doesn’t involve the missionary position. Read the complete Juan Alberto Ovalle arrest affidavit here. Warning: It’s not for the squeamish.

About two hours later, after another phone call in which he detailed the sexual acts he wanted to perform with the teenager, Ovalle’s green BMW approached the address investigators had provided and slowed down, the affidavit says. When an investigator turned on lights and sirens behind the BMW, Ovalle kept driving, turned a corner and kept going until finally pulling over, investigators said. District attorney investigators identified Ovalle and then arrested him on the felony charges, according to the arrest report.

Ovalle will be formally charged Thursday in Jefferson County District Court, a district attorney spokesperson said.

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