ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico State Police (NMSP) Investigations Bureau, arrested Christian Drozier, 71, of Albuquerque June 16 for Child Solicitation by Electronic Communication Device of a Child (a Third-Degree Felony).
The investigation began April 26, when an undercover NMSP Investigations Bureau agent, posing online as a 13-year-old boy, responded to an ad posted by Drozier on a social media app titled, “Looking for young exhibitionist”. The undercover agent responded to the ad, and Drozier gave his phone number to the undercover agent.
Over the next two months, Drozier continued to text and have sexually explicit conversations with the undercover agent, who Drozier thought was a 13-year-old boy.
June 16, Drozier asked the undercover agent to meet him at Quigley Park on San Pedro in Albuquerque. NMSP Fugitive Apprehension Unit agents, who were assisting with surveillance of Drozier, followed him from his residence toward Quigley Park. At around 12:45 p.m., agents conducted a traffic stop on Drozier near the intersection of Menaul and San Pedro.
Drozier was arrested without incident and booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center in Albuquerque.
“Our children are the most precious resource we have in New Mexico,” NMSP Chief Tim Johnson said. “My officers will use any technology at their disposal to take those who prey on our children off the street.”
This case was investigated by NMSP Investigations Bureau with assistance from NMSP Fugitive Apprehension Unit.