Turns Out Focus on the Family is Rife With Sickos


It’s the stuff straight out of To Catch a Predator: Older man on the Internet approaches a girl he believes to be just 15 and starts asking her about sex, but the young girl is actually a decoy played by a district attorney’s investigator, and the fella gets arrested. The twist this time around? Juan Alberto Ovalle, 42, lists Focus on the Family as his employer.

Ovalle is the narrator of “a popular audio version of the Bible in Spanish and worked as a radio producer for the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family,” reports the Colorado Independent. But he allegedly let his fingers do the talking this time around as “tgc-rn,” asking the decoy whether she ever had sex before, if she likes older men, and if she wanted to meet him.

The next morning, the investigator, still acting as the portrayed child, “immediately received an instant message from Ovalle,” who said he was home alone and “horny,” the affidavit states. After asking whether her mom was at home, Ovalle asked for her address and phone number and said he would soon be on his way, according to the affidavit. Ovalle told the girl to describe what she liked to do when she had sex and then wrote, “I like all my face to get wet.”

Minutes later, Ovalle called the number provided by the investigator and spoke with an official who continued portraying the teenage girl, the affidavit says. He told her he was on his way and wanted to have sex with her, describing various sexual acts in graphic language, according to court documents.

… About two hours later, after another phone call in which he detailed the sexual acts he wanted to perform with the teenager, Ovalle’s green BMW approached the address investigators had provided and slowed down, the affidavit says. When an investigator turned on lights and sirens behind the BMW, Ovalle kept driving, turned a corner and kept going until finally pulling over, investigators said. District attorney investigators identified Ovalle and then arrested him on the felony charges, according to the arrest report.

Ovalle will be formally charged Thursday in Jefferson County District Court, a district attorney spokesperson said.

Some choice quotes Ovalle used online, of the NSFW variety, on the next page. None of it appears to fall within the advice of Focus on the Family’s guidelines to “Talking About Sex” with kids.