Human Trafficking Arrest
On March 8, 2017, Durrell S. Bumphus (11/20/1984) was booked into the Larimer County Jail on an outstanding warrant for his arrest. This concluded a two-year investigation by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Investigation Division, the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office, and the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force in Denver.
In January 2015, LCSO deputies contacted two women at a hotel on East Mulberry Street after receiving information from the Safe Streets Task Force. The subsequent investigation indicated the women, one adult and one 16-year-old, were being trafficked by Bumphus.
Bumphus is being held in the Larimer County Jail with a $500,000 bond. The allegations against Bumphus are:
C.R.S. 18-3-504 - Human Trafficking of a Minor for Sexual Servitude (Felony 3) 1 Count
C.R.S. 18-3-504 - Human Trafficking for Sexual Servitude (Felony 3) 1 Count
C.R.S. 18-7-206 - Pimping (Felony 3) 1 Count
C.R.S. 18-7-405 - Pimping of a Child (Felony 3) 1 Count
C.R.S. 18-7-403(1)(b) - Pandering of a Child – Arranging Prostitution (Felony 3) 1 Count
C.R.S. 18-7-403.5 - Procurement of a Child (Felony 3) 1 Count
C.R.S. 18-1.3-801 - Habitual Criminal x 4 Counts
LCSO Investigations Lieutenant John Feyen said, “Human Trafficking cases are complex investigations. Unlike other crimes such as robbery and assault, they often go unrecognized because they have the appearance of consenting relationships rather than the oppressive relationships they truly are. Many acts committed by a trafficker are not illegal by themselves, so investigators must work to reveal the bigger picture. When those acts are seen in context with other pieces of the case, the criminal offense of human trafficking becomes evident.”
A booking photo of Bumphus is attached. No further information will be released at this time.
The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.