Cell phone panic alarm leads to arrest of sex-assault suspect in Grand Junction
GRAND JUNCTION — Police in Colorado arrested a Utah man on sexual assault charges after responding to a panic alarm from a cell phone activated by a juvenile male.
KJCT-TV reports that when Grand Junction officers traced the alarm Thursday, they found the man and juvenile in a car.
The juvenile told police he thought he had arranged a meeting on a social media with a 13- or 14-year-old male. When the juvenile went to meet him, an adult was there who called him by name and told him to get in the car.
Police arrested 47-year-old Aaron Scott Smith on charges including sexual assault on a child, internet luring and kidnapping.
Jail records didn’t indicate whether Smith had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf. Police didn’t say where in Utah he was from.