Steamboat Springs man arrested on sexual assault, child prostitution charges; more victims sought

Posted at 11:55 AM, Dec 01, 2016

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – A 60-year-old man faces sexual assault on a child and child prostitution charges, among others, after he allegedly assaulted at least four underage victims.

Miguel Angel Diaz-Martinez is being held on a $1 million bond at the Routt County Detention Center after his arrest Wednesday.

Steamboat Springs police say they started investigating illegal drug activity at Diaz-Martinez’s home in July, which eventually led them to find he was “pimping” juveniles and sexually assaulting them.

He faces aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault on a child, patronizing a prostituted child, inducement of child prostitution and contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges.

The police department says its detectives believe there are more victims in addition to the four that have already come forward.

But Steamboat Springs Police Commander Annette Dopplick said she was “proud” of the victims who have already come forward, noting that many young victims of sexual abuse can feel shamed they were manipulated.

The department wants anyone who may have been a victim of Diaz-Martinez’s or has any other knowledge of his possible criminal activity to call them at 970-879-1144.

A 24-hour crisis hotline is also operated by Advocates Building Peaceful Communities; it can be reached at 970-879-8888.


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