Arapahoe County sheriff's deputies have arrested a U.S. Army recruiter for investigation of soliciting girls as young as 10 years old for sex after he allegedly sent selfies calling himself "Colorado batman," the sheriff's department reported.
Ken Hardcastle, 31, has been arrested for investigation of internet luring of a child and internet sexual exploitation of a child, according to Arapahoe County District Court records.
"Sexy? Think again," the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office wrote in a tweet. "We worry there may be other victims. If he's chatted with your daughter, call 720-874-8477."
The sheriff's office released photographs of Hardcastle that were allegedly used to lure children including one identifying himself as "Colorado batman" and another in which he is half clothed, the tweet said.
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