Repeat sex offender faces new charges in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – A Colorado Springs man previously convicted of two felonies for soliciting child prostitution has been arrested again for allegedly trying to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

Court documents obtained by KRDO Newschannel 13 show that the third investigation into Roger Lee Jacobs began in December 2021.

On December 17, a group of concerned citizens turned themselves in to Colorado Springs police after conducting their own undercover online chat operation.

A man from the citizen-led group created a fake profile on the “Meet Me” site, posing as an 18-year-old girl.

Soon after, Jacobs contacted the fake girl.

As the two chatted, the citizen behind the account told Jacobs he was actually only 13, to which Jacobs replied, “We can discuss that when we meet,” then gave his number. phone.

Once things moved to text, the conversation became extremely graphic.

Jacobs persuaded the fake 13-year-old to bring another 14-year-old friend to a hotel room, where they could all engage in sexual activity. But in the end, Jacobs got cold feet and eventually blocked the account.

He later told a detective that he felt it was an undercover operation, which he had fallen in love with in the past.

This is how he was arrested in 2001 and 1998 when he was convicted of two crimes for solicitation of child prostitution.

On December 21, a detective from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office met Jacobs at his home on Walnut Street in Colorado Springs.

Inside, he confessed to asking the fake 13-year-old boy for sex and confirmed he initiated the failed encounter. During the interview, Jacobs even told the sleuth that he struggled to get “age-appropriate dates.”

Jacobs has been held in the El Paso County Jail since his arrest in December. He did not post bail.

He is due back in court on August 8.

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