Nevada Attorney General Masto Announces Indictment of Las Vegas Man in Sex Trafficking Case Involving a Minor

November 22, 2013

First Case Being Prosecuted By AG’s Office Under AB67 

    Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced today that a Las Vegas man was indicted by a Clark County grand jury on several felonies in connection with his operation of prostituting a 16 year old female juvenile.

      “The sex trafficking of juveniles is a horrible crime,” said Masto. “This office will use all of the law enforcement tools at our disposal to prosecute cases of sex trafficking to the fullest extent of the law.”

        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.

          Lloyd is charged with:

          • one (1) count of kidnapping in the first degree,
          • one (1) count of sex trafficking,
          • one (1) count of living from the earnings of a prostitute, and
          • two (2) counts of child abuse and neglect 

            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 AssemblyBill 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.

                  “This is another example of state and local law enforcement combining skills and resources to keep our community safe,” said LVMPD Officer Bill Cassell. “The sexual exploitation and trafficking of children is among the most heinous of crimes. It will be the continued focus of all law enforcement.”

                    An indictment is a statement of charges. The defendant is presumed innocent until his guilt is proven in a court of law. 

                      Click here to read the indictment.

                        For more information on the human trafficking, go to

                          LLOYD, IAN EVAN

                            (Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) 


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