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Englewood brothers accused of child exploitation, neglect

Items believed to be linked to child pornography found in vermin-ridden home

The side of an Englewood Police Department car.
The side of an Englewood Police Department car.
Ellis Arnold/File photo
A report of a woman screaming eventually led Englewood police to uncover items believed to be associated with child pornography and moved the city to condemn a “filthy,” insect-ridden house where a 91-year-old father appeared to have been neglected by sons, according to a news release by police April 18.
Englewood police officers responded to 3951 S. Washington St. at about 7 a.m. April 14 in response to a report of a woman screaming. A 32-year-old woman told officers she had been contacted by another woman, 39, who had blood on her arm and who had run back to that address.
The second woman said she had been assaulted and had locked the suspects up in a shed for police to contact. In the backyard of the house, officers found a padlocked shed, forced their way in and found three men living inside.
Officers contacted Timothy Alberts, 61, inside the residence and Daniel Alberts, 65, outside it. Also inside the residence was their father, 91-year-old Gerald Alberts. Police found the house “extremely filthy” with mice, rats, maggots and other insects. The Englewood Building Division condemned the residence, which officers believed was uninhabitable.
The three men found in the shed were not the three Alberts, said Scot Allen, spokesman for Englewood police. The 39-year-old woman was not locked in the shed, Allen said.
Police had executed a search warrant on the house on April 14 and 15. The Englewood Police Department Investigations Bureau found items in the house “commonly believed to be associated with child pornography,” the release said. Computers, hard drives and other items were taken during the search.
In a basement bedroom, police found a pair of boy's underwear displayed on the wall and what appeared to be numerous other items of children's undergarments on the floor, according to a police affidavit. No children live at the home, the document said.

Timothy Alberts admitted he is a pedophile, according to the affidavit. CDs, Blu-ray discs, VHS tapes and pictures in the home contained child pornography, he told police.
Timothy and Daniel Alberts were arrested and are in custody in the Arapahoe County jail on suspicion of crimes against an at-risk adult or caretaker neglect, as well as sexual exploitation of a child. They were in jail as of April 18. Bond for each man was set at $50,000.
The investigation was ongoing as of April 18.


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