Pahrump man charged with luring teen for sex on Facebook

LAS VEGAS - A Pahrump man was arrested after attempting to lure a teen girl for sex on Facebook.

Anthony Craighead, 29, was arrested Tuesday by the Nye County Sheriff's Office when he traveled to a pre-arranged location to meet who he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

According to a news release, the Nye County Sheriff's Office has been conducting covert investigations relating to adults attempting to solicit sex from underage children.

During an online conversation with Craighead, he encouraged the person, he believed to be a teen girl, to sneak out of the house so they could have sexual relations. He even acknowledged he could go to jail because of her age, according to the sheriff's office.

After his arrest, he told police that his intention was to help the girl.

Craighead was booked into the Nye County Detention Center. His bail was set at $5,000.



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