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LCSO investigators along with members of the LCSO Strategic Enforcement Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation conducted a joint sting operation in two different locations in Larimer County from December 1 to December 3, 2021. The operation targeted individuals who were actively seeking to have sexual contact with underage children.

The operation resulted in four arrests:

Amarnath Arikapudi (11/04/1991) of Fort Collins

  • Internet Luring of a Child w/Intent for Sexual Contact or Exploitation x 2 counts (F4)
  • Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child x 2 counts (F4)
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Class 4 Felony x 2 counts (F5)
  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child x 2 counts (F3)
    • Posted cash/surety bond of $50,000 on 12/03/2021

Satyander Dudee (05/27/1968) of Versailles, Kentucky

  • Internet Luring of a Child w/Intent for Sexual Contact or Exploitation (F4)
  • Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit Class 4 Felony (F5)
  • Enticement of a Child (F4)
  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
    • Posted cash/surety bond of $50,000 on 12/04/2021

Joshua McCathern (05/07/1982) of Cheyenne, Wyoming

  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
  • Internet Luring of a Child (F5)
  • Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
    • $35,000 cash/surety bond

Jeffrey Beaman (08/06/1970) of Fort Collins

  • Attempted Sexual Assault on a Child (F4)
  • Internet Luring of a Child (F5)
  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child (F3)
    • $20,000 cash/surety bond

Booking photos are attached.

LCSO would like to express our gratitude to all the agencies and investigators that helped make this operation a success. Operations like these are necessary to help ensure the children of our community are protected from dangerous predators.

No additional information will be released about this operation so as not to jeopardize future operations.

The charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

Click a photo to enlarge.



Published on: 
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 4:44pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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