Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Dec 15, 2023 - 11:33AM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies Arrest Suspect on Child Exploitation Charges

For media inquiries contact:
Sgt. Kristin Vietti
Washoe County Sheriff's Office
Office: 775-328-6336
Cell: 775-895-0027

On December 11, 2023, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned as school resource officers at Incline High School launched an investigation into suspected child exploitation based on information provided by school administrators.

On December 14, 2023, deputies, with the assistance of Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the regional Human Exploitation and Trafficking (H.E.A.T) unit, arrested 20-year-old Jake Emami on multiple felony charges, including two counts of solicitation of a child for prostitution, two counts of attempted use of a child 14+ as a subject in a sexual portrayal or performance, three counts of child abuse for sexual exploitation, and statutory sexual seduction by a person under age 21.

Emami is currently being held at the Washoe County Detention Facility.

“The Washoe County Sheriff's Office has designated two school resource deputies to Incline High School,” Sheriff Darin Balaam said. “These deputies are responsible for helping to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for students, teachers, administrators, and parents while providing law enforcement resources to the school community. I am beyond proud of the great work done by our deputies at Incline High School in this case. I encourage anyone who may have more information regarding this case to contact our regional Human Exploitation and Trafficking unit.”

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information about this case, please contact the H.E.A.T unit at (775) 325-6470 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 and reference case # WC23-6457.



The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to preserving a safe and secure community with professionalism, respect, integrity and the highest commitment to equality. Sheriff Darin Balaam is the 27th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County since the Office was created in 1861. The Washoe County Sheriff's Office strives to ensure public safety by building trust and creating partnerships within the diverse communities in which we serve. We will promote the dignity of all people supported by our words and actions through open communication while fostering an environment of professionalism, integrity and mutual respect.


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