Man arrested on human trafficking charges in Larimer County

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A juvenile victim reported that the suspect offered her cash in exchange for sexual acts.

LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. — At least two victims have been connected to a man who faces charges of human trafficking, and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Tuesday they’re concerned that others might have been victimized.

In late February, the agency was notified of a child sexual assault victim. The victim said the perpetrator offered her cash and paraphernalia in exchange for sexual acts with himself and others.

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During the investigation, at least one additional juvenile victim was identified, the sheriff’s office said.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Ivan Banuelos Gandara. He faces the following charges:

  • One count of human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude  
  • Four counts of soliciting for child prostitution
  • Two counts of sex assault on a child
  • Enticement of a child
  • Internet luring of a child 
  • Sexual exploitation of a child

He was booked into the Larimer County Jail and issued a $75,000 bail. He’s due in court on Thursday.


“We have to protect our children from those that would seek to exploit their vulnerability,” said Larimer County Sheriff John Feyen. “We strive to foster a community where all children can feel safe, secure and able to thrive.”

Investigators are concerned that there may be other victims. Anyone with information about incidents involving this suspect should contact Investigator Marcus Simelane at 970-498-5515.

People who want to stay anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.

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