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Las Vegas police arrest 13 in undercover operation targeting child sex predators

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro police mentioned they arrested 13 males on fees of luring a child for sex as a part of a valley-wide operation Tuesday and Wednesday.

The males are accused of soliciting undercover brokers, who have been posing as kids, for sex. In every case, a meeting was arrange and police arrested the suspect.

Metro police labored alongside the FBI, Homeland Security, Henderson police, North Las Vegas police and federal officers as a part of the sting.

Metro police mentioned these arrested are:

  • Daniel Bear, 47
  • Sergio Blasco, 46
  • Miguel Bojorquez, 36
  • Kevin Castellano, 27
  • Ulises Garcia-Rojas Sanchez, 18
  • Payton Gomez, 21
  • Joaquin Deleon Guerrero, 38
  • Adam Huettner, 47
  • Devant Ingram, 29
  • Naturice McLean, 39
  • Larry Osborne, 38
  • Stuart Room, 70
  • Emil Stepanyan, 21
Las Vegas police arrested 13 males as a part of an undercover sex sting. (LVMPD/KLAS)
Las Vegas police arrested 13 males as a part of an undercover sex sting. (LVMPD/KLAS)

Police additionally mentioned they encourage dad and mom to speak to their kids about speaking to strangers on-line.

“The LVMPD would like to remind parents to discuss with their children the dangers of online chats with strangers,” police wrote in a information launch. “Parents are encouraged to routinely monitor their children’s activity on social media and other online applications to prevent them from becoming victims of a child sex predator. This operation was conducted as part of the LVMPD’s ongoing effort to reduce violent crime and protect children in our community.”

Anyone who believes they might be a sufferer is requested to contact police at 702-828-3111. Tips could be submitted anonymously by way of Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.

The 8 News Now I-Team requested extra data on every arrested, however police declined to launch extra data because of ongoing investigations.

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