Who Moved The CHEEZO?

Many Coloradans are waking up this morning wondering how criminal defense attorney Phil Cherner managed to shut down a highly successful Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit using the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, which prescribe minimum ethical standards for Colorado attorneys.

Mike and Cassandra Harris, a married couple, developed the Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations Unit (“CSOII”), informally known as “CHEEZO,” in 2005. Housed in the offices of the Jefferson County District Attorney, the Harrises and another investigator have posed as children online to engage, identify, and arrest pedophiles who use the World Wide Web as their stalking field.

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