ROCKY FORD, Colo. (KDVR) -- Twenty-six-year-old Randy Espinoza was arrested on charges of soliciting for child prostitution and attempted sexual exploitation of a child by the Colorado Springs Police Department's Metro Vice Unit on May 13.
The CSPD MVU began investigating the suspect in April by setting up an online profile of who he thought he was soliciting sexual intercourse and sexually explicit photographs from a 16-year-old female. In actuality, it was an undercover CSPD officer.
Investigators determined his location in Rocky Ford and planned a meeting with him and the 16-year-old girl profile. When he arrived and met with police, he fled from officers on foot and fell into a canal, and was taken into custody.