For Immediate Release
PR #:2000140
Date Issued:Oct 09, 2020 - 4:06pm

FBI Led Task Force conducts human trafficking sting, arrests 28

CONTACT:Sarah Johns
911 Parr Blvd
Reno, NV. 89512
Office: 775-785-6235
Cell: 775-391-0407

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28 people have been arrested in a weeklong human trafficking sting led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Northern Nevada Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force. Along with detectives and personnel from the Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, the Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Reno Police Department, Sparks Police Department, and University of Nevada Police this highly organized operation sought to identify and arrest people seeking to pay minors for sexual acts. Also participating were agencies involved in the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which includes the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Nevada Highway Patrol, the Nevada Department of Corrections, and the Nevada Attorney General’s Office.

The FBI funded operation identified seven predators on its first night, Monday, October 5, 2020. Eight men were arrested on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Five were arrested on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Eight men were arrested on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

All the suspects arrived at a home in South Reno to knowingly engage in, and pay for, sex acts with a minor as identified through the HEAT Unit.

All suspects were arrested on felony counts of soliciting a child for prostitution, and attempted child abuse. Some suspects are facing additional charges. After initial judicial review, 12 suspects have already posted bail.

Arrested in this weeklong sting:

Geoffrey Board – DOB 7/13/1975
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Sabino Rosales – DOB 8/29/1971
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Armand Molina – DOB 2/15/1975
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Tyler Atencio – DOB 1/16/1996
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Jose Noguera – DOB 4/5/1983
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
John Ching – DOB 9/4/1997
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Kurt Schneider – DOB 10/17/1966
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
William Shaw – DOB 5/18/1971
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Probation Violation
Kyle Lethcoe – DOB 6/15/1995
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Daniel Duenas-Mendoza – DOB 1/15/1985
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Jose Luis Chavez, Jr. – DOB 7/1/1993
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
            Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree
Carlos Torres – DOB 4/4/1973
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Justin Macias – DOB 8/9/1971
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Jesus Martinez, Jr. – DOB 4/18/1988
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
            Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree
            Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Less Than 14 grams
            Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Less Than 14 grams
Adrian Meza – DOB11/11/1994
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Roberto Caceres-Valencia – DOB 7/25/1984
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Justin Claus – DOB 5/31/1989
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
            Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree
Juan Saldate-Soltero – DOB 2/22/1995
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, 28-42 grams
            Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell
Orlando Alvarado – DOB 7/17/1974
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Jeffrey Lofstead – DOB 12/10/1956
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
            Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree
Israel Vazquez – DOB 12/1/1979
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Jose Montelongo-Avila – DOB 1/4/1988
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
William Scott – DOB 8/31/1963
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
            Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree
Thomas Cash – DOB 5/30/1980
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
            Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree
Julio Moran, Jr. – DOB 6/6/1979
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Michael Ballin – DOB 11/22/1967
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Miguel Lopez – DOB 3/3/1978
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
Christopher Green – DOB 3/9/1999
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
            Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

 


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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