Sheriff's Office

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Date Issued:
Dec 19, 2023 - 3:43PM

For Immediate Release

Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives 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 19, 2023, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested 29-year-old Martin Talmadge Amba after an investigation of suspected child exploitation.

Amba was booked into the Washoe County Detention Facility on multiple felony charges, including sexual assault against a child under 14, two counts of statutory sexual seduction by a person 21+ or older, luring or attempting to lure a child with the use of computer technology to engage in sexual content and use or permit minor 14+ or older to produce pornography.

This is an ongoing investigation. Investigators ask that anyone with information about this case please contact Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Fitzmier at (775) 328-6322 or by email at, reference case #WC22-1507. Information can also be sent to Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900 or


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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