James Craig Bird, DOB/12-02-46 _____________ Investigator COURT, JEFFERSON

Case Report No. COUNTY, COLORADO

09-38476

Matt Clark, being duly sworn upon oath says: of this affiant's own personal knowledge, and the facts stated

That the foregoing offense(s) alleged was committed therein are true.

Your affiant is of lawfu I age and a sworn peace officer of the Jefferson County Sheriff s Office, Golden, Colorado, in the County of Jefferson. Your affiant states that the following facts are true and based upon his/her personal knowledge, as a result of his/her conversations with the person(s) named herein and reviewing their written reports. On November 4, 2009, your affiant received this case file from Lakewood Police Detective Andria Brun. Detective Brun had began investigating this case and came to realize that it occurred outside of her jurisdiction, and in fact occurred in unincorporated Jefferson County. Detective Brun sent the case file to your affiant for investigation. (Lakewood Police Department case number- 09-040566.)

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told Detective Brun that he lives with_ with whom he has known for six to seven and considered him a mentor."said that on this date, James asked"to call and ask him""irhe wanted to go to a Rockies baseball game with him wou and ask~could go the aid that this angere and James got a "fighting on his add~s gets angry easily. said that he moved to stand behind the couch because James made a move him,"said he was "Terrified. that as long as he has known James, he has never been more afraid of him than ~ moment. James chased and tal_to come and talk to him face to face.

_was able to get out the front door of the residence and run to a neighbor's house"looked behind him and saw ~s chasing him. "went through the neighbor's open garage door, looked back again and did not see J told the neighbor w~ppened and the neighbor d~to his mother's house. When_ got home he tol what happened and that he was scare_also tal_that he had been sexually assalllt~ -.-said that he met James through the Heritage Christian Center and has lived with him for the past three years._ ... not pay rent and James has bought him anything he wanted, taken him on trips, paid for his schooling and bo~ him a Toyota Camry._aid that James used the cal' to manipulate him and would take it away from him if he didn't do what James asked hIm too. said that in December, soon after he turned 17, James sexually assaulted him at James' residence, ~ lained that James came up behind him and began taking_clothes off._o~ James im sternly to lie down~as scared and did what he was t~mes then per~d oral sex on until.had an orgasm._aid th~ was sexually abused in this manner at least tOO times in the last three Affiant

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James Craig Bird, DOB/12-02-46

Case Report No.

09-38476

____________
Investigator

COURT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO
of this affiant's own personal knowledge, and the facts stated

Matt Clark, being duly sworn upon oath says:

That the foregoing offense(s) alleged was committed therein are true.

years. said that James would threaten him if he told him to stop._'also said that James has physically assaulted him many times by slapping and punching him and once held a knife to his throat during an argument..aid that after each argument, James would apologize to him and then sexually assault him in the same manner. In March of 2009,"moved back to his mother's house, but about four months later he was lured back to James' house with gifts and a promise of a trip to Romania. "went to Romania last month and returned on September 25, 2009. (The day before .went to the Lakewood pol~epartment.)_aid that while in Romania, James sexually assaulted him. At the time this warrant was written, Detective Brun had done a more extensive interview of_ but had not yet written a report._did however give a written statement, which Detective Brun included with her case. statement he wrote that met James through his brother, Tim B ird.~aid that James is a pilot for the Bishop De~onard of the Heritage Christian Center.. wrote that James Bir~ally uses his middle name, Craig which your affiant will lise form now on in this document. ... wrote that Craig started buying him expensive clothing, motorcycles, cars, IPODs, expensive watches, and started taking him on trips and "buying anything else his heart would desire."~ wrote that Craig would allow him to have parties with no adult supervision and allowed_to drink alcohol ~l1loke marijuana. Craig also paid_ lawyer fees and his tickets, (summonses for traffic offenses) and has paid for some of'_' college tuition.
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_wrote t~lat when he was 17 years of age, Craig sexually assal~lted him at Craig's house._ wou!d tell Craig to ~bllt Craig would be very "stern" and tell. to lay down which he would do." wrot;;Tat Craig would touch his, "private area" take off his clothes and "suck his private area." • wrote that these incidents have been happening for the last three years and ended on September 25, 2009 .• wrote that after Craig would get mad at him for something Craig would apologize and then sexually assault him in the same way.~ was afraid and he did not want to lose the "life benefits" Craig was giving him . • also wrote about Craig getting a "fighting look" on his face when he told Craig that" could not go to the Rockies game with him."wrote that he has known Craig for seven years and has never been more scared of him or anyone else as he was at lliattime. ~ told Detective Brun that he has never done anything sexual to Craig and Craig has never asked him to .

.-,told Detective Brun during her interview with him that there are nine computers in Craig's house and Craig owns aTT"Ofthem._ said that all the surveillance cameras download to one specific computer which is hidden in the utility room of the house and"has seen this computer'" also said that he has seen pictures of his older brother,. on one of Craig'S computers and.awas naked in the pictures. could not say specifically say how was when the pictures were taken but he could tell that __ was very young.

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James Craig Bird, DOBI 12-02-46 _____________ Investigator COURT, JEFFERSON

Case Report No. COUNTY, COLORADO

09-38476

Matt Clark. being duly sworn upon oath says: of this affiant's own personal knowledge, and the facts stated

That the foregoing offense(s) alleged was committed therein are true.

Detective Brun asked" why he changed his name to. from convinced him to when",-:e"turned 18. _told detective Brun that her _ said that_and Craig are~ery close.)

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told Detective Brun that Craig also changed his last name to

During a phone conversation Detective Brun had with ~ told her that her youngest son, __ told her that "it happened to him too.". explained that after find"l'~g·6rwj,at happened to" she aske~ if Craig had "fondled or touched him 111 any way."_ told" that he had and it had beenYng on for along time. _also told Detective Brun that she is concern-:rthat Craig IS trying to take her boys from her and possibly taking them out of the country.~tol~ that Craig has all three boys' social security cards, their passports, birth certificates and all other identifying informatIOn on them. ,-explained to Detective Brun how she met Craig through the Heritage Christian Center and he flies a plane for the ~r of the church, Dennis Leonard. _ said that Craig seemed like "a great guy." Craig began helping" out financially by buying things for her soii"S"Ti'kelothes ... c said that she soon realized that that one of her sons would need braces, (Ort~lodontics) She also realized she e.ol1l~afford these braces and Craig offel.'ed to pay .for them ... thought that Craig was very generous and he paid tor braces for all three boys.~ believed Craig had the ~ intentions and her parents thought that Craig may have a romantic interest in_~~ friends pointed out to her that it seemed odd that Craig had so much interest in her boys, and no interest in her. _ friends were also concerned about Craig's affinity for young boys and young men in general. _told Detective Brun that Craig had started taking her sons on international trips and trips with in the United States. ~ also bought_"a Toyota Camry car for his grad soon caught racing and lost his driver's license because of it. Craig also bought'two motorcycles and a sco~t~xplained that~ad been to Romania, Switzerland, Italy and the surrounding areas.. tha_had only been to a ~la One race outside of the United States, in Canada. _ told Detective Brun that <;raig also provided her sons with alcohol and drugs." had seen pictures of drug paraphernalia at Craig's house'-'described these items as "bongs" and pipes"~these photos to a friend for safe keeping and in case somel'lTI~rhappened to" or her sons._explai~hat she was aware that Craig had parties at his house for ~nd his friend's and":iid provide marijuana for them._' said that Craig even bought marijuana for~ while they were in Romania and she was also concerned that Craig paid for female prostitutes for .. while they were in Europe_denied that this happened during Detective Brun's interview with him. On October 20,2009, Detective Brun interviewed" at the Lakewood Police Department. Detective Brun started the interview by talking to ... about school and some of the things he likes to do. Detective Brun asked_ what happened to bring him toTe police department.~ told her that his mom told him that he was going to talkto"some lady" who was going to investigate this "guy Craig." "then said, He's been doing things that I've not wanted and I just get really uncomfortable around it, and I don't know.". told Detective Brun that he couldn't remember when it started ..."said he started by just going to Craig's house 011 the weekend but eventually he was spending the night there . .., said that Craig would buy things for him and his brother, _ wasn't sure why, but he thought it was to Affiant

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James Craig Bird, DOB/12-02-46

Case Report No.

09-38476

____________
Investigator

COURT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO
of this affiant's own personal knowledge, and the facts stated

Matt Clark, being duly sworn upon oath says:

That the foregoing offense(s) alleged was committed therein are true.

bribe them ... thought he was 12 or 13 years old the first time he spent the night at Craig's house, When Craig moved to an~house, he an~ere invited to live there. talked about Cra ig and his short temper and gave to examples of two separate "road rage" incidents he witnessed. believed that Craig had an anger problem .• said that Craig gets angry when he doesn't get what he wants. gave an example of one time when he was using the computer and Craig wanted him to take a break with him. told Craig no. Craig kept insisting that" take a break and evel1tually~ just went upstairs to be with. rg didn't get mad then, but. said after that he seemed to get mad every I~hing . .. told Detective Brun that Craig bought him a scooter for his 151h birthday that will go 65 miles an hour and is ~ty decent." Craig also bought him a computer that hooks up to the TV. Craig has also taken_ to basketball, hockey and football games. Craig also gave. a cell phone and paid the bill. Detective Brun that when he was at Craig's house be was always using the computer and ~ould have s over and Craig would let them drink alcohol and "do other drugs." "said they offered fthim but he refused~ sai~ had "a lot" of friends over. __ said he would just play Craig's video games. (Craig had all the latest videOgames.) Detective Brun asked~ if he knew what specific alcohol was in Craig's house and what drugs were there .• said he thought it was "Parrot Bay" and the only drug was "Pot.". said that the pot was near the bar, and if not there it was in the theater roo~_ said that Craig did not grow hiS own pot but would buy it. Craig would buy lip to two ounces at a time and~lld often be with him when he bought it. would also be with him occasionally . .. had talked to Detective Brun about how Craig made him uncomfortable by yelling at him in front of his friends. Detective Brun asked ~ what else Craig did that made him feel uncomfortable, Detective Brun described how_ had a very hard time teTi'ii1gher what Craig had done to him. -.,told Detective Brun that he would be playing ~ computer and Craig would come over to him and start rubbing his leg." said he didn't like it and tried to move Craig's hand off his leg. Craig told_that he was trying to play "his" game. Craig would keep trying to touch'_ leg and"would tell him that he didn't want him to touch his leg and ~said, "No, it's not going to happen. Detective Brun asked~ where this happened and~, till very reluctant to tell her, said it happened in the tan chair in the basement of Craig's house and_thought he was about 14 years old at the time. _was eventually able to tell Detective Brun that Craig had touched him more than one time. Detective Brun told" to tell her about another time . .,described another time as "and then ... started to ... give me oral I guess." Detective Brun asked" how long the oral sex lasted and he responded that it went quick. When it was over, Craig told "that he loved him." said it made him feel "sick" when Craig told him that he loved him. Detective Brun asked" if he had ever seen any pornographic movies while at Craig's house and'_' told her no. ~told Detective Brun that Craig has two cameras and he has also cameras all over the house ... explained that L!raIg has two "picture" cameras ... explained that Craig has surveillance cameras through out the house. One

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James Craig Bird, DOB/12-02-46

Case Report No.

09-38476

____________
Investigator

COURT, JEFFERSON COUNTY, COLORADO

Matt Clark, being duly sworn upon oath says:

That the foregoing offcnse(s) alleged was committed of this affiant's own personal knowledge, and the facts stated therein are true. camera wh ieh surveils the front of the house including the driveway, another camera that is pointed at the front door on the main floor of the house and another in the basement and another on the third floor. ~ explained that the camera on the third floor over looks the main living room floortIIJ said that the act of Crarg giving him oral sex was not caught on camera because the camera does not point that way. ~ told Detective Brun that the reason Craig got the cameras was so he could see what was going on in his house when he was not home. Detective Brun asked'_ifCraig had any weapons in the house and'" told her he thought Craig sold all of them . .. added that Craig was in Vietnam ... added, "I guess he doesn't want to ever touch another weapon ever again . .. told Detective Brun that he has been out of the state of Colorado many times with Craig ... has gone with ~ to Michigan, (three or four times) Texas and a weekend trip to Canada to watch the Formula ~race ... said that while they were in Texas, Craig wanted to give" oral sex but"would not let him" said that, "he told him off." The next mornin~ did not have to worry about it any more because Craig had to fly to somewhere further south in Texas._ was supposed to go but did not because of the incident the night before,~ent to Texas with Craig instead. Craig did leave money and a computer for_ before he left. ~ said that nothing sexual happened while he was on these trips. Detective Brun asked~ if Craig had a name for it (when he wanted to give~ oral sex) and" would just say, "Do you want to take a break?"_ said this happened a lot bu~epended on whtiTe house at the time.'_estimated that this happe~O to 100 times. said Craig was in the

At this point in her interview, Detective Brun suggested that they end the interview for now, but aske~ if she was right when she thought there was more to talk about.~omewhat agreed by saying, "Possibly." Detective Brun told _ that he could talk to her when ever he was ready. Detective Brun aske~ if he had any more questions for her and_ said, Yeah, J guess."'" added, "I guess you could say that maybe he's done it more than once, so." Detective~n asked" if he knew how many times it happened and ~shook his head indicating no. Detective Brun asked_ if it was always oral sex or if there had been anything else and~ answered, "No,just that.".eventually said that it may have happened 10 to 50 times . ... told Detective Brun that he couldn't remember the last time something happened at Craig's house but he thought the last time he saw him was at the beginning of this year, (2009).~ added that he remembered the last time he saw Craig he told him that he didn't want him ever doing that (oral sexTto-llim again. "added that is when Craig really blew up. Detective Brun asked what Craig what would say when he blew up.~replied, "Nothing reatly. He just starts yell ing, saying a bunch of stupid stuff. I can't really clarify what. Jtjust gets really dumb and old." Detective Brun ended the interview at this point. During the course of Detective Brun's investigation, she discovered that Craig had been investigated by the Douglas County Sheriffs office for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor and Sexual Assault on a Child. (In 1994, Craig Affiant

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James Craig Bird, DOB/ 12-02-46 _____________ Investigator COURT, JEFFERSON

Case Report No. COUNTY, COLORADO

09-38476

Matt Clark, being duly sworn upon oath says: of this affiant's own personal knowledge, and the facts stated

That the foregoing offense(s) alleged was committed therein are true.

was summonsed for the Delinquency charge.) Craig would often have parties at his house in the Acres Green subdivision for minor boys. Craig provided alcohol, marijuana and acid (Lysergic acid diethylamide) to these minor boys. Craig was investigated for having oral sex with DOB unknown, who was 16 years of age at the time. ~reporte? that his relat.ions.hip.with Craig started would gO.to his house ,to visit him. Craig.also too. to ~d Junction Colorado III his alrplane.~ reported that soon, Craig started to "sexually harass him" meanmg that Craig would make sexual suggestions andUaig eventually gave oral sex t.... reported this happened several times and Craig bought him concert tickets, two watches and some clothes. reported that Craig would say to him. "you give me a blow job, I give you a joint."~ accepted Craig's offer and performed oral sex on Craig." rep~rted that they would often smo~e marijuana, ~k al~ohol ~nd perform oral sex on each other. did not know if Craig had any scars or tattoos but did know that he was circumcised. .

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dad, _ intercepted cards and letters that Craig had sel.:!!..!Q_.~described the things that Craig wrote in these cards and letters as sexually explicit in nature referring t~ "privates" and his orgasms. According to the report, Assistant District Attorney Paul King, of the 181h Judicial District, declined prosecution of James Craig Bird because_had moved outside of the United States and had no plans of moving back. Based upon the foregoing facts, your affiant submits that there is probable cause to believe that criminal offenses have been committed in violation of Colorado law. Your affiant further submits that there is probable cause to charge James Craig Bird, DOB! 12-02-46, W 1M, 6'3 ", 175, RED/ BLU, with the commission of these offenses. Your affiant therefore requests that a warrant be issued for the arrest of James Craig Bird, DOB/ 12-02-46, and that a bail bond amount be set.

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