Arizona sheriff’s office arrests 9 in sex exploitation case

April 24, 2019 GMT

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested nine men in a sting operation targeting suspected use of the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation.

The department on Tuesday identified the suspects as 33-year-old Durell Keith Shaw and 63-year-old Kevin Harry Moninger of Las Vegas; 72-year-old George Stephen Lizotte, 79-year-old Albert Anthony Olvera, and 56-year-old James David Earnest of Bullhead City, Arizona; 33-year-old Daniel Eugene Martin and 45-year-old Warren Mitchell Gillespie of Lake Havasu City, Arizona; and 33-year-old Paul John Carlton and 39-year-old Justin Donald Harryman of Kingman, Arizona.

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The operation was supported by the Lake Havasu, Kingman and Bullhead City police departments, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and Mohave County Attorney’s Office.

Online court records for the men don’t list defense attorneys who could comment on the allegations.