Nevada man facing criminal charges for sexual contact of a minor

Nevada man facing criminal charges for sexual contact of a minor

According to a criminal complaint filed in Sandoval County Magistrate Court, a Nevada man was arrested on March 28 and cited with two counts of indecent exposure, two counts of luring a child, two counts of child sexual exploitation by prostitution, two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor in the fourth degree and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It is learned that the victims are under 18 years old.

Bernalillo Police were called to an incident near the Walgreens on US 550. Officers pursued and apprehended a suspect later identified as Anthony Garcia, 40, of Las Vegas, Nevada. The detective at the scene reported in the criminal report that there were two boxes of condoms and a bill on the ground. He also saw more sex products, some cards, a backpack and a wallet in a patrol unit. All these were put to the test.

The detective then met with the two victims and one of their mothers at McDonald’s. One of the victims reported that the two victims were friends. They told the detective that Garcia approached them and asked if they had anything to smoke. When the victim said no, Garcia asked them if they wanted to go to the McDonald’s bathroom to smoke. Garcia was able to lure one of the victims into going to the bathroom. The victim reported that they did not want to enter the toilet and “looked at their friend in fear”.

In the bathroom, Garcia asked the victim how old she was, stating that she was a minor, and then he stated that he was 40 years old. The other victim then asked to go with them to the stall. The victim told the detective he was “trying to draw them out” by telling them he would give them a million dollars if they would go to his house and “hook up” with him.

He began making unwanted physical contact with both victims. He then pulled out a lighter and a pipe, said he would “need it so soon” and that it had THC. He then told the victims to date each other. When a victim reported that her mother was texting her, Garcia exposed himself and asked the victims to perform sexual acts.

That’s when both victims left the McDonald’s.

The mother was driving to McDonald’s so they started to turn around but saw Garcia again. The police were then contacted.

Garcia told the court on March 29 that he was confused and angry. He also said he didn’t know what was going on. He started talking about other cases in other states and asked for a plea deal. He was said to be confused and upset about being in custody.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years for exploitation, two years for criminal sexual contact, two years for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, one year for indecent exposure and one year for enticement. If convicted of all charges, that could add up to 21 years or more.

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