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The husband of a University of Colorado Boulder employee was banned from campus in September following his arrest for internet luring and sexual exploitation of a child, according to an arrest affidavit and CU officials.

Jacob Lay, 36, was arrested on Sept. 17 in the area of Williams Village residence halls, 3300 Baseline Road, following a sting conducted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

Lay started a conversation in an online chatroom with an investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl, according to the affidavit. After the conversation moved to text messages, Lay allegedly sent nude pictures and asked for nude pictures in return.

Lay asked the person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl if she was alone and stated he could drive and had a “nice leather back seat,” according to the report. Lay was then arrested and told officers he had been communicating with someone he believed to be 14 years old and had sent nude pictures of himself.

CU Boulder Police spokesman Scott Pribble said Lay is not currently living on campus and “is not allowed here at this time.” He was banned from campus as of his Sept. 17 arrest, Pribble said.

Lay was charged with two counts of internet sexual exploitation of a child and one count of internet luring of a child with intent to exploit, according to 18th Judicial District spokeswoman Vikki Migoya.

Lay posted a $7,500 bond on Sept. 26, Migoya said. Lay’s spouse is still an employee of the university and still lives on campus, according to an email from CU Boulder spokesperson Deborah Mendez-Wilson.