December 5, 2013
First Case Being Prosecuted By AG’s Office Under AB67
Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced today that Ian Lloyd, 32, of Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking in connection with his sex trafficking of a 16 year old female juvenile.
“The Attorney General’s Office will continue to vigorously prosecute these cases,” said Masto. “We have an obligation to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.”
Lloyd faces imprisonment for a term of life with the possibility of parole after a minimum of five years has been served. The sentencing, in front of Clark County District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt, is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2014.
Lloyd contacted and persuaded a 16-year-old female child from Ogden, Utah to come Las Vegas, Nev. with the intent of engaging her in prostitution. Lloyd accepted and received all of the 16-year-old's proceeds of prostitution activity. Additionally, Lloyd caused and permitted his 3-year-old daughter to be driven around in his vehicle whereby the vehicle was being used to transport the 16-year-old child for purposes of engaging the 16 year old in prostitution.
The incidents occurred on or about July 26 to Aug. 30, 2013.
This is the first sex trafficking case prosecuted by the Nevada Attorney General's Office after passage and implementation of Assembly Bill 67, which took effect on July 1.
This case is being prosecuted by Chief Deputy Attorney General Russell Smith and Deputy Attorney General Sarah Overly of the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Justice and was investigated by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s (LVMPD) Child Exploitation Task Force.
For more information on the human trafficking, go to http://ag.nv.gov/HT.
|IAN EVANS LLOYD
(Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)