August 13, 2021

Ofc. Kent Keller, PIO
Greeley Police Department
(970) 351-5387, Desk
[email protected]

Crime Stoppers tip directly leads to arrest of a child predator

On Wednesday, July 28th the Greeley Police Department Investigations Unit received an anonymous tip from Crimestoppers of Northern Colorado. This tip had accompanying information, which assisted detectives in implicating Steaven Anthony Henderson, 37. The tip, and subsequent investigation, revealed Henderson groomed and lured a young boy to his home in Greeley, and sexually assaulted him.

The Greeley Police Department immediately opened a criminal case and began to investigate the allegations. The investigation identified a juvenile male victim of Henderson. The anonymous tip suggested Henderson may have visited local parks and apartment complexes in search of young male victims in the area of 14th Avenue and 5th Street.

He was arrested without incident at his home in Greeley on August 5th, 2021. Henderson was criminally charged with Sexual Assault on a Child (Pattern of Abuse), a Class 3 Felony. Henderson was transported to the Weld County Jail.

No additional information will be released today. All further follow-up or media requests should go through the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.

If you were previously a victim of Henderson, believe that your child may have been, or recognize Henderson as being around children in your area, please contact Detective Dave Arpin at 970-350-9575.

To remain anonymous, you may submit information on this crime, or any other crime, to Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.nococrimestoppers.com.

If your information leads to the arrest and/or filing of charges, you may be eligible for a reward up to $2,000.00 and remain anonymous.

We would also like to use this opportunity to remind parents of the pitfalls of children speaking with strangers and being online unsupervised. Please have discussions with your children about the danger of child predators and ask them to speak to an adult they trust should they feel they are being targeted. We also encourage parents to monitor what your children are doing online and whom they are speaking with to prevent them from becoming a victim.