Crime

MCSO Arrested Nine in Undercover Stings

KINGMAN — The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has been operating undercover sting operations for the last few months. The operation targeted individuals using the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation. Nine people were arrested as a result of the operation.

Sheriff Doug Schuster was pleased with the location and arrest of nine people. “These appalling individuals are predators who sexually prey on our youth. They are the filth of our society and every effort will be made to ensure these monsters are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Shuster.

MCSO is an active member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The training, provided by ICAC, helped with the successful completion of the operations.

Durell Keith Shaw, 33, of Las Vegas, was arrested on 10 counts luring a minor for sexual exploitation, one count attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and one count attempted sexual conduct with a minor, all felonies.

 Durell Keith Shaw (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Durell Keith Shaw (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

George Stephen Lizotte, 72, of Bullhead City, was arrested on five counts luring a minor for sexual exploitation, three counts attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and one count attempted sexual conduct with a minor, all felonies.

 George Stephen Lizotte (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
George Stephen Lizotte (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

Registered sex offender, Albert Anthony Olvera, 79, of Bullhead City, was arrested for two counts attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts luring a minor for sexual exploitation, all felonies.

 Albert Anthony Olvera (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Albert Anthony Olvera (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

Kevin Harry Moninger, 63, of Las Vegas, was arrested for three counts luring a minor for sexual exploitation and one count attempted sexual conduct with a minor, all felonies.

 Kevin Harry Moninger (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Kevin Harry Moninger (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

Paul John Carlton, 33, of Kingman, was arrested for one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count transmitting obscene materials to a minor and one count luring a minor for sexual exploitation, all felonies.

 Paul John Carlton (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Paul John Carlton (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

James David Earnest, 56, of Bullhead City, was arrested for one count sexual exploitation of a minor, one count furnishing harmful materials to a minor and one count luring a minor for sexual exploitation, all felonies.

 James David Earnest (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
James David Earnest (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

Daniel Eugene Martin, 33, of Lake Havasu City, was arrested for one count luring a minor for sexual exploitation and one count sexual exploitation of a minor, all felonies.

 Daniel Eugene Martin (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Daniel Eugene Martin (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

Justin Donald Harryman, 39, of Kingman, was arrested for one count sexual exploitation of a minor and one count luring a minor for sexual exploitation, all felonies.

 Justin Donald Harryman (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Justin Donald Harryman (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

Warren Mitchell Gillespie, 45, of Lake Havasu City was arrested for six counts luring a minor for sexual exploitation and six counts commercial sexual exploitation of a minor, all felonies.

 Warren Mitchell Gillespie (Photo courtesy of MCSO)
Warren Mitchell Gillespie (Photo courtesy of MCSO)

These operations were conducted with the full support and cooperation of the Lake Havasu Police Department, Kingman Police Department, Bullhead City Police Department, the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations Unit and the Mohave County Attorney’s Office.

MCSO warn parents in Mohave County to monitor children’s internet usage. The internet can be a wonderful tool, but can also be a path for offenders to gain access to children. MCSO recommends parents limit their child’s social media presence, and maintain constant communication about the hazards of communicating with anyone online.

Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office