Fourteen Child Sex Predators Arrested During Undercover Operation

A multi-agency operation targeting online child sex predators led to 14 arrests on June 1-2, 2023.

The two-day Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) joint operation included detectives and agents from the ICAC Task Force and the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, to include the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Henderson Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, US Air Force Office of Special Investigation, Nevada Attorney General and the North Las Vegas Police Department participated in organizing and conducting the operation. Undercover agents posed as a 13- and 14-year-old juvenile. After being solicited for sex by the adult suspects, a meeting was set up and the suspect were taken into custody.

Those arrested were John George, 29; David PetersonMoore, 28; Jon Colquitt, 34; Manuel Vasquez, 23; Tyler Reed, 37; Juan Jurado, 29; Joshua Jivan, 42; Tomas Franco Valdovinos 37; Ethan Fillmore, 20; Jonathan Graybill, 61; Ricardo Perez, 41; Abdul Ahmad, 45; David Freidhof, 26; and Curtis Schell, 19. They all face charges for Luring a Minor with a Computer to Engage in Sex.

The LVMPD would like to remind parents to discuss with their children the dangers of online chats with strangers. Parents are encouraged to routinely monitor their children’s activity on social media and other online applications to prevent them from becoming victims of a child sex predator. This operation was conducted as part of the ongoing efforts to reduce violent crime and protect children in our community.

Anyone who may have been a victim of any of these subjects or has information about their crimes is urged to contact the LVMPD Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force by phone at 702-828-3111. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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