January 29, 2021
City, NV –Nevada Attorney General Aaron D.
Ford announced that Cisco Lamont Neal, 37, of Reno, was sentenced to up to five
years in prison for inducing a minor child to engage in prostitution. As a
result of this sexual exploitation, the child endured physical and mental
suffering. The crimes were committed between August and September, 2019.
Second Judicial District Court Judge Kathleen
Drakulich sentenced Neal to 24 to 60 months in the Nevada Department of
Corrections for the crime of child, abuse, neglect or endangerment, a category
“B” felony, and 24-60 months for the crime of Attempt Sex Trafficking, a
category “C” felony. Both counts will
run concurrent to each other. Additionally, upon Neal’s release from prison, he
will have to register as a sex offender.
“January is human trafficking month and there’s no
better time to remind Nevadans victimized by human trafficking that my office
is here to help,” said AG
Ford. “This success in the courtroom should also
remind those seeking to entrap members of our community that your crimes have
not gone unnoticed and will be prosecuted.”
To report instances
of human trafficking, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Hotline at 1-888-373-7888. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center is a
national, toll-free hotline available to answer calls from anywhere in the
country 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Individuals may also call the U.S.
Department of Justice Hotline at 1-888-428-7581 or call the local authorities.
For more information on human trafficking, the warning signs, and how you can
help fight this epidemic, visit the Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s
The investigation of this case was conducted by the FBI Northern Nevada Child Exploitation and Human
Trafficking Task Force.
The Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecution Division prosecuted this case.
Information against Cisco Lamont Neal is attached.
NEAL, CISCO LAMONT
(Photo courtesy of the Reno Police Department)