DPS security officer charged with sexual exploitation of a child

GOLDEN, Colo. (Dec. 21, 2022) – District Attorney Alexis King announced today that Jeffrey James Blanchard of Lakewood has been charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Child (F5) stemming from alleged conduct in March 2021.

It is alleged that on March 10, 2021, Blanchard uploaded several images of child sexual assault materials to the social media platform Snap Chat. Snap Chat alerted the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) via their CyberTipline. NCMEC then forwards reports of possible child sexual exploitation to law enforcement for its independent review and analysis. After information led to the identification of Blanchard, an agent with the Lakewood Police Department was assigned to the investigation in March of 2022.

Blanchard has been a security guard for seven years, four years at local hospitals such as Littleton Hospital and St. Anthony’s Hospital, and three years for Denver Public Schools Campus Safety. At the time of the alleged conduct, Blanchard worked as a security guard at JFK High School in Denver. Most recently, Blanchard worked security at Hamilton Middle School in Denver.

Blanchard was arrested on Dec. 14, 2022, and was given a bond. He is set for a preliminary hearing on January 11, 2022.

A photo of Blanchard is attached. If you have additional information related to this investigation, contact Det. K. Boik with the Lakewood Police Department at 303-987-7004.

The charges are merely legal allegations, and Mr. Blanchard is presumed innocent of the charges against him unless and until he is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.