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Man arrested for child pornography, awaiting extradition 

Released on Monday, September 12, 2022
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  • Public Information Office, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950, fcpsmedia@fcgov.com
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  • Reneker booking photo (Lake County Sheriff's Office)

A man has been arrested for possessing child pornography and is awaiting extradition back to Larimer County for prosecution.

In early 2021, Fort Collins Police Services detectives received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTipline. NCMEC alerted police to the online transmission of child pornography which was connected to Fort Collins resident Darrell “Tweak” Reneker. FCPS detectives conducted a thorough investigation and obtained a search warrant for Reneker’s home, where they collected several electronic devices. Forensic analysis determined that they contained numerous sexually explicit videos and images involving children.

During the investigation, Reneker moved out of state. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was taken into custody by law enforcement in Cook County, Minnesota in late August 2022. He is currently being held in the Lake County, MN jail while he awaits extradition back to Larimer County. Reneker, 52, has been charged with:

Sexual Exploitation of a Child (videos) – class 4 felony

Sexual Exploitation of a Child (20+ images) – class 4 felony

“These are disturbing cases that can be difficult to investigate, and I’m extremely grateful to our detectives who step up to seek justice and prevent further victimization,” said Assistant Chief Tim Doran, who leads the Criminal Investigation Division. “In addition to the lasting harm caused to the victims depicted in explicit materials, research has also identified connections between child pornography possession and physical molestation. We'll continue working to stop these heinous crimes.”

A booking photo is attached courtesy of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. FCPS appreciates the law enforcement agencies in Minnesota that assisted in this case.

Anyone with information about this suspect or case is encouraged to contact Detective Laura Knudsen at 970-416-2771. People who wish to remain anonymous can also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org. All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement, and all parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.