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Chris 'Birdman' Andersen's Home Searched As Part Of Child Pornography Investigation

The Nuggets' Chris "Birdman" Andersen is reportedly the target of a Denver investigation into online crimes. The task force handling the investigation specializes in Internet Crimes Against Children.

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Chris Andersen Is Extortion Victim, Says Lawyer

Chris Andersen is under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office but, in a statement released to the Denver Post, one of his lawyers said Andersen is the victim of extortion.

"A female fan in 2010 mailed Mr. Andersen multiple letters and included several photos in which she was scantily clad. Chris and this woman communicated with each other and in 2011, this woman, who represented herself as 21 years of age, flew to Colorado, showing her required identification. After leaving Colorado, she became upset at his lack of interest. In 2012, she threatened to retaliate if he did not provide financial remuneration. "

Andersen, who has been excused indefinitely from team activities by the Denver Nuggets, has been under investigation since February.

We'll have more on this developing situation in this StoryStream as the investigation is uncovered. For more on the Andersen investigation, visit Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

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Chris Andersen's Agent Releases Statement, Asks Public To Hold Judgment

Chris Andersen is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office's Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, with a raid taking place at his home on Thursday. Details are scarce, and Andersen has neither been arrested nor charged with any crimes, but the Denver Nuggets have excused him from the team as the investigation unfolds. At this point, though, nobody is quite sure what the authorities may be looking for or what triggered the investigation.

As everyone waits for more information on the investigation, Andersen's agent Mark Bryant is asking for patience, and believes his client will be proven innocent when all is said and done.

It has been my privilege to know Mr. Andersen both personally and professionally for many years. He is an outstanding member of this community. We have been actively cooperating with the authorities and will continue to do so. No arrest has been made. I believe in Chris. I would ask the Citizens of Colorado to give Chris his due. Like every one of us, he is presumed innocent. At the end of the day, I am confident it will be shown that he did nothing wrong. We are confident law enforcement is actively pursuing all angles and will get to the truth.

For more on the Andersen investigation, visit Denver Stiffs and SB Nation Denver.

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