Denver Nuggets Chris “Birdman” Anderson Target Of Child Porn Investigation (video)

Posted on May 11 2012 - 1:57pm by Tracy

Denver Nuggets center Chris “Birdman” Andersen was raided by detectives in the Internet Crimes Against Children unit of the Douglas County, Colo., sheriff’s office Thursday. Authorities seized his computer and other items and took them to a computer forensics laboratory run by the FBI and local police.

The Sheriff’s department said that Andersen’s home was searched after a California law enforcement agency tipped off the child crimes unit in February, launching a three-month investigation.

The team announced its decision shortly before the Nuggets faced the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 of their playoff series. The team said Anderson was excused ‘‘as he deals with the reported investigation’’ and declined further comment.

Andersen answered the door at his Larkspur, Colo., home, about 40 miles south of Denver, and let deputies in, said Deborah Sherman, another sheriff’s spokesperson.

‘‘He did cooperate. He spoke with deputies,’’ Sherman said.

The unit investigating Andersen investigates child porn, Internet luring, child predators and child pornography.

The sheriff’s office said it recovered property from Andersen’s home that investigators believe is connected with the case. Sherman said items typically seized by the unit include computers, hard drives, and thumb drives, though she said she could not provide details on what items were seized from Andersen’s home, citing the ongoing investigation.


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