Greeley Man Caught in Underage Sex Sting by Facebook Group
A woman from a vigilante Facebook group posed as a 15-year-old girl on a dating app, luring the convicted sex offender right to the Greeley police.
Travis Benson has been charged with criminal attempt to commit obscenity and attempted sexual assault. According to 9News, the 30-year-old already served 8 years in prison after being convicted in Wyoming for abusing a different 15-year-old girl.
This time he got caught by a woman posing as a 15-year-old girl on a dating app. As the conversations progressed they turned sexual in nature. Then, Benson agreed to meet up at a Greeley motel for sex with the child.
In the conversations, Benson said this to the decoy:
I am going to be real with you I was with a 15-year-old and her mommy and daddy said it was cool and then they wanted me to sell drugs and I told them no and I went to prison for eight years and now I have to register as a sex offender.
Benson remains in custody without bond.