San Juan County, NM — On April 3, 2014, Kyle Larkins, 25, of Farmington, NM was arrested following a seven month child pornography investigation conducted by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the New Mexico ICAC Taskforce, and the FBI. During the course of the investigation, Special Enforcement Team (SET) deputies located multiple child porn images and videos on Larkins’ computer. The images showed children being sexually abused and raped, many by adult men.
In an interview with deputies, Larkins admitted to viewing child porn for years. He further admitted to molesting two young, female family members. Larkin disclosed he worked at the Farmington Boys and Girls club for approximately a year from 2009 to 2010, but denied ever harming any children associated with the club. He did however admit to being sexually aroused by his work setting and his interaction with the kids. He even described one of his fantasies which involved binding and raping a young girl.
Deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Larkin on the charges of:
- Criminal sexual penetration of a minor under 13 years of age (a 1st degree felony),
- Criminal sexual contact of a minor under 13 years of age (a 2nd degree felony),
- 2 counts of Sexual exploitation of children by distribution (a 3rd degree felony),
- 20 counts of Sexual exploitation of children by possession (a 4th degree felony), and
- Voyeurism upon a victim under 18 years of age (a 4th degree felony).
Larkins was booked into the San Juan County Detention Center where he is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond.
“The outcome of these recent investigations supports what we, in law enforcement, have always believed,” said Sheriff Ken Christesen. “Individuals who view child pornography are also out violating our children to get their satisfaction. At the very least, they create a market that is fed by more children being photographed and videotaped as they are raped. We will continue to hunt these individuals down and hold them accountable for their crimes.”
The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is a part of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, whose mission is to locate, track, and capture Internet child sexual predators and Internet child pornographers in New Mexico.
Note: Mugshot to follow.