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Vegas family counselor arrested for soliciting sex with a minor

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Updated: 5/07 7:28 pm

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas man who works as a family and marriage counselor, appeared in federal court today following his arrest on charges that he solicited a minor for sex.

Ian Alexander Pincombe, 45, is charged in a criminal complaint with coercion and enticement of a minor. Pincombe appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl W. Hoffman and was detained pending a preliminary hearing on May 21. Pincombe faces a minimum of 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Pincombe was arrested Friday by Henderson Police Department Officers at a shopping center parking lot in Henderson where he had agreed to meet the girl for a sexual encounter.

According to the criminal complaint, on April 30 a Henderson Police Department Detective initiated an undercover operation regarding using technology to lure a minor.

The detective located an advertisement on Craigslist in which an individual, later identified as Pincombe, was seeking females for sex and had included a nude photograph.

The undercover detective, posing as a 13-year-old girl, began communicating with Pincombe.

During the next two days, Pincombe allegedly exchanged sexually explicit emails and text messages with the girl, one of which included a sexually explicit photograph of himself. 

The case is being investigated by the FBI, the Henderson Police Department, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Allison Herr and Assistant United States Attorney Cristina D. Silva.

The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.

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