Man Arrested in Alleged Child Prostitution Incident

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

A man is behind bars after police say he tried to solicit a child for prostitution.

Friday afternoon, Fruita Police arrested 45-year-old Larry Dean Davis after they say an investigation linked him to child prostitution.

At this time, the Fruita Police Department is releasing few details about the case. Officers say they received a tip in January that something like this was happening, and that Davis was invovled.

Fruita Police launched an investigation into the matter, and now says it has probable cause that Davis committed the crimes of soliciting for child prostitution and inducement of child prostitution. Both crimes are class three felonies.

Officers say they still can't believe something like this would happen in their city.

"It is a very uncommon crime," said Fruita Police Officer John Coughran. "In the nine years I've been a police officer in the city of Fruita, this is the first time I've seen somebody arrested for this."

Davis is being held at the Mesa County jail. His bond has not been set.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2008 at 09:01 PM
    obviously you have no clue what your talking about.CPS has not been to this family's house.Your probably just a nosy neighbor that thinks they know the facts and DON'T.So if you don't know the facts don't try to state them!!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 17, 2008 at 08:26 PM
    I'm not sure who you are or why your saying that cps has been called out to this location on multiple occasians, but get your stories straight hunny because that is completly un true. I'm sure your just trying to cover for the little girls family, who's father thinks its okay to walk freely naked in front of her friends and be fine with that but if it were this other man walking around nude in front of his daughter the story would completly change so what do you have to say about her father??? Also if you have never met Larry than keep your nose out of it!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Fruita on Mar 17, 2008 at 03:30 PM
    CPS has been to this home multiple times. This just goes to show that A. They connot respond effectivly. and B. the CPS organization cannot accomplish their jobs effectivly. Maybe this incodent will shed true light on the operations of CPS and the legitimate need for action in Mesa County. This one was discovered, what about all the others that have not or will never be do to lack of county action. I have personally seen the lack of action by CPS durring their " Child Awareness Month" All talk, and NO action.
  • by Anonymous Location: Grand Junction on Mar 15, 2008 at 08:07 PM
    I think the real problem is the little girls father, whom walks freely nude through her house with her 12 and 13 year old friends in the house! Maybe you should investigate her dad for truely being the bad guy here!
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