28 men arrested in weeklong FBI human trafficking sting in south Reno

 A weeklong human trafficking sting by the FBI has led to the arrest of 28 men at a south Reno home.


According to the FBI's Northern Nevada Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, all 28 suspects arrived at a home in south Reno to "knowingly engage in, and pay for, sex acts with a minor as identified through the Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit."

The FBI funded operation identified seven men on its first night, Monday, Oct. 5. Eight men were arrested on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Five were arrested on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Eight men were arrested on Thursday, Oct. 8.

All suspects were arrested on felony counts of soliciting a child for prostitution, and attempted child abuse. Some of the suspects are facing additional charges. 


12 suspects have already posted bail.

Arrested in the weeklong sting:

12 suspects have already posted bail.

Arrested in the weeklong sting:

Geoffrey Board – DOB 7/13/1975

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Sabino Rosales – DOB 8/29/1971

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Armand Molina – DOB 2/15/1975

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Tyler Atencio – DOB 1/16/1996

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Jose Noguera – DOB 4/5/1983

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

John Ching – DOB 9/4/1997

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Kurt Schneider – DOB 10/17/1966

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18

William Shaw – DOB 5/18/1971

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Probation Violation

Kyle Lethcoe – DOB 6/15/1995

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Daniel Duenas-Mendoza – DOB 1/15/1985

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Jose Luis Chavez, Jr. – DOB 7/1/1993

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
  • Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree

Carlos Torres – DOB 4/4/1973

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Justin Macias – DOB 8/9/1971

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Jesus Martinez, Jr. – DOB 4/18/1988

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
  • Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree
  • Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Less Than 14 grams
  • Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Less Than 14 grams

Adrian Meza – DOB11/11/1994

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Roberto Caceres-Valencia – DOB 7/25/1984

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Justin Claus – DOB 5/31/1989

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
  • Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree

Juan Saldate-Soltero – DOB 2/22/1995

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, 28-42 grams
  • Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell

Orlando Alvarado – DOB 7/17/1974

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Jeffrey Lofstead – DOB 12/10/1956

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
  • Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree

Israel Vazquez – DOB 12/1/1979

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Jose Montelongo-Avila – DOB 1/4/1988

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

William Scott – DOB 8/31/1963

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
  • Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree

Thomas Cash – DOB 5/30/1980

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Facilitating Sex Trafficking, Victim is Less Than 18
  • Attempted Kidnapping, 1st Degree

Julio Moran, Jr. – DOB 6/6/1979

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Michael Ballin – DOB 11/22/1967

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Miguel Lopez – DOB 3/3/1978

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment

Christopher Green – DOB 3/9/1999

  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Engaging In Solicitation for Prostitution of a Child
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
  • Attempted Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment
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