Arrest for Attempt to Solicit Sex with Minor

Three Men Arrested for Attempt to Solicit Sex with a Minor
Posted on 05/24/2021
Three Men Arrested for Attempt to Solicit Sex with a Minor

Minden, NV - On Friday May 21, 2021 detectives from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Police Department Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT), and Nevada Department of Investigation conducted a human trafficking operation in Stateline, Nevada.

Detectives arrested three adult males who contacted undercover detectives believing they were underage minors for the purpose of having sex with the minors.  The operation occurred in the casino core of Stateline Nevada.

“We are always looking for signs of Human trafficking we usually run at least one or two prostitution stings a year.  This is the first one with HEAT, who also provided training to us specific to human trafficking and prostitution involving minors.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will continue to aggressively investigate Human Trafficking and Child Prostitution and will work with our regional partners to continue fight this type of heinous crime, and protect our children,” said Sheriff Coverley.

The suspects are identified as the following:

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 Jonathan Lemus | DOB 11/24/87 | Lives in South Lake Tahoe, CA

Charges:

Solicitation of a minor for prostitution

Attempted child abuse for sexual exploitation

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Adam Graf | DOB 04/11/84 | Lives in Wellington, NV

Charges:

Solicitation of a minor for prostitution

Attempted child abuse for sexual exploitation

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James Markwardt-Abrigo | DOB 07/25/91 | Lives in Dayton, NV

Charges:

Luring a child with a computer device

Solicitation of a minor for prostitution

Attempted lewdness w/ a child under 16

Attempted Stat Sexual seduction by a person over 21

Attempted sexual abuse of a child involving sexual exploitation of a child

 

Anyone who is or knows of a potential victim of sex trafficking or human trafficking, should contact the (775)-78-CRIME (782-7463).

 

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