Another predator who embedded himself in organizations to “help” children, such as Boy Scouts and foster “care”, Jeffrey Claude Bartleson has been arrested a second or third time after new accusations from a Colorado 5-year old boy. Police have revealed this predator has been under investigation on multiple fronts and has a history of accusations dating back to 1982.
“A wide-ranging investigation has been launched into allegations that a well-known Pueblo resident has molested many boys over the years, including most recently when he was the manager for Sen. John McCain’s presidential-campaign office in Pueblo.
Under investigation is Jeffrey Claude Bartleson, 52, who was arrested Jan. 29 and then re-arrested Wednesday after a campaign worker in the McCain office told police she believed Bartleson molested one of her sons.
Sgt. Brett Wilson, who heads the Pueblo Police Department’s special victims unit, said today that there are “several active investigations” involving Bartleson.
He said numerous boys will be interviewed by the two detectives who have been assigned full-time to the case.
Because of the active nature of the investigation, Wilson said he couldn’t detail the allegations.
However, in affidavits filed by police investigators in Pueblo District Court, authorities say that the most recent complaints follow a pattern involving Bartleson that dates to 1982.”