On Saturday the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) announced that it is investigating an obscenity allegation at a Chaffee County Day Camp; the Pony Patch at Doolittle Ranch. The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) requested that the CBI investigate an allegation of obscenity involving an adult at the ranch, officially known as the Pony Patch & Cadence School of Equitation, on the outskirts of Salida at 9625 U.S. Hwy 291.
Herbert Lucas Scott, age 20, of Salida, was taken into custody without incident and taken to the Chaffee County Jail. He faces charges of obscenity (C.R.S. 18-7-102), a class 6 felony and unlawful sexual contact, a class one misdemeanor.
CBI Communications Director Susan Medina confirmed that agents with the CBI have conducted initial interviews regarding the allegation of obscenity and other analyses to determine the circumstances surrounding this allegation of an adult showing pornographic material to a juvenile at the facility.
As the investigation continues, CBI agents are asking families to speak with their children who have attended the camp, who may have been in contact with Scott, and to call a designated tip line (303-239-4148) to report any inappropriate behavior that may have occurred.
Because of the nature of the investigation and juvenile involvement, very few details are available at this time. Ark Valley Voice is aware of at least one instance involving a child during their time at the camp.