WESTERN SLOPE: Ridgway Schools custodian arrested in sting operation

by Dalton Carver

This week revealed another Ouray County connection to the sting operation conducted by multiple regional law enforcement agencies in late March.
Nicholas Love, a 41-year-old Montrose resident and custodian at Ridgway Elementary School, was arrested as part of the child prostitution sting enacted by the Montrose Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Colorado State Patrol, Montrose County Sheriff's Office, Delta County Sheriff's Office, Delta Police Department and 7th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
Love, arrested March 31, is charged with Criminal Attempt, Internet Luring, Solicitation of a Child Prostitute, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Patronizing a Child Prostitute and Pandering of a Child. A return filing of charges is scheduled for Love on April 27.
Four other men, including Ouray County resident...

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