Claims to fame: Lakewood, Colorado, Republican radio personality; host of KRCN-AM 1060′s “Business for Breakfast”; winner of “various news awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association, Associated Press and the Radio/Television News Directors Association”; would-be Internet predator; registered sex offender
Moral apex: Engaged in a sexually graphic online chat with what he believed was a 12-year-old girl — who was in reality an undercover Fort Collins police detective, working an investigation of Cortelyou that had begun in August, 2006.
Busted: Arrested at the radio station after finishing his morning show, on January 23, 2007, for using the Internet to lure a child into a sexual relationship.
Arrested a second time on January 31 for suspected Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child “at his Conifer home Wednesday afternoon following an investigation into an Internet ‘chat’ conversation with an undercover police officer that is alleged to have occurred in August 2006. According to court documents, Cortelyou engaged in more than one sexually graphic Internet conversation with a person he believed to be an underage child. This matter is alleged to have occurred in a different jurisdiction and before the incident that prompted his arrest by Fort Collins investigators January 23.”
Ultimately: On April 23, 2007, he pled guilty to Internet Luring and Attempted Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, both class five felonies.
On July 24, 2007, Cortelyou was sentenced to 18 months’ probation (“Intensive Supervision Probation”).
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Cortelyou:
His bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with him in the dust.
Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;
Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.