Arapahoe authorities seek victims of suspect in child sex assaults

Following arrest, sheriff’s office searching for anyone harmed

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Arapahoe County sheriff’s investigators are asking for the public’s help in trying to find more alleged victims of suspect Allan Richard Long, 51, the sheriff’s office announced in December.

Long is suspected of 41 felony counts relating to sexual abuse of children, according to the news release. Investigators say there are at least seven victims ranging in age from 4 to 16, but there could be many more, the Dec. 16 news release said.

Long was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in September. He has ties in Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming and Montana, according to the release. Investigators believe he may have committed multiple sex-assault crimes in those states and possibly others, due to his access to families through his work, according to the release.

His occupations included volunteer firefighter, tow truck driver, truck dispatcher and over-the-road truck driver, according to the news release and Deputy John Bartmann, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.

He allegedly committed some of the crimes within Arapahoe County, according to Bartmann.

Investigators say their child sex assault cases with Long date back to 2001, but they believe his alleged crimes may have started before that, the release said. If you believe you may have been a victim of Long, know someone who may have been or have any information about him, the sheriff’s office asks you to contact Investigator Andrew Fehringer at 720-874-4065 or afehringer@arapahoegov.com.

Long was in the Arapahoe County jail being held in lieu of $1 million bond as of press time.

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