A member of the US military was arrested in Colorado following a child sexual exploitation investigation Wednesday after police received a tip from an internet crime task force.

Josef Smith, 26, was charged with possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material, a felony, the Fountain Police Department said. Police said they executed a search warrant on January 12 and recovered evidence that led to the warrant for Smith’s arrest.

Smith was described by Fountain police as an «active duty soldier» in the Army.

The Army did not immediately respond to a request for more information.

According to information from the El Paso County Reserve, Smith is in custody with an appointment scheduled for Thursday afternoon. It is not clear if she has retained a lawyer.

Fountain Police detectives are asking anyone with information on possible witnesses or victims to come forward and speak with investigators.