UPDATE (12/22): Aaron Apatang has pleaded guilty to enticement of a child. This is a class four felony and could bring a two to a six-year prison sentence. However, the Apatang defense is looking for a sentence to community corrections.
Community corrections would allow Apatang to continue working, but stay under surveillance.
Because of the crime, Apatang would receive at the minimum 10 years of probation.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The first suspect to come before the judge today was Aaron Apatang.
His defense asked for this case to come back at a later date so that his defense can have more time for investigation.
Apatang made contact and sent innapropriate pictures of himself to someone he believed to be a 13-year-old girl on the social networking platform “Whisper”.
He arrived at the Clarion Inn on Horizon drive to meet up with the girl he believed to be underage, and was detained.
Apatang was booked on four felony charges and will be back in court on June 28th.
The second suspect, Jason Gullion, appeared in court with a new lawyer and the defense asked for the case to come back at a later date.
Gullion engaged in a conversation with, who he believed to be a mother, soliciting people for relations with her own 12 and 14 year old children.
He arrived at a hotel on Horizon drive, gave undercover law enforcement $200 and was arrested when he entered the hotel room.
Gullion was booked on two counts of attempted sexual assault on a child and two counts of soliciting for child prostitution.
Jason Gullion will be back in court on June 11th.