New Mexico State Police Catch Online Child Predator in Sting
Albuquerque, NM –
On June 16, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau, arrested Christian Drozier, 71, of Albuquerque for Child Solicitation by Electronic Communication Device of a Child (a Third-Degree Felony).
The investigation began on April 26, when an undercover State Police Investigations Bureau agent, posing online as a 13-year-old boy, responded to an ad posted by Drozier on a social media app titled, “Looking for young exhibitionist.” The undercover agent responded to the ad, and Drozier gave his phone number to the undercover agent. Over the next two months, Drozier continued to text and have sexually explicit conversations with the undercover agent, who Drozier thought was a 13-year-old boy.
According to a criminal complaint, undercover officers received images of Drozier that included his penis. He went on to get more aggressive with messages and described a "perv uncle and nephew" role play.
On June 16, Drozier asked the undercover agent to meet him at the Quigley Park, on San Pedro in Albuquerque. New Mexico State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit agents, who were assisting with surveillance of Drozier, followed him from his residence towards Quigley Park. At around 12:45 p.m., agents conducted a traffic stop on Drozier near the intersection of Menaul and San Pedro. The complaint says he had a "Magnum" condom and clear latex glove on his person.
Drozier was arrested without incident and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque.
“Our children are the most precious resource we have in New Mexico,” said Tim Johnson, Chief of the New Mexico State Police. “My officers will use any technology at their disposal to take those who prey on our children off the street.”