The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting undercover sting operations around Mohave County for the past several months. The operation targets individuals who are using the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation. As a result of the most recent operation, two individuals have been arrested.
On January 10, 2020, Justin Victor Storm Hyde, 23 of Lake Havasu City, was arrested for eight counts of Aggravated Luring of a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, all felonies.
On Tuesday (1/21), Robert Angel Flores, 26 of Kingman, was arrested for Luring a Minor Under the age of Fifteen for Sexual Exploitation and Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, both felonies. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is an active member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). Training was provided by ICAC which greatly aided in the success of these operations.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office would like to use this press release as a reminder to parents in Mohave County to monitor their children’s internet usage. The internet can be a wonderful tool, but can also be a path for offenders to gain access to your children. It is recommended that parents limit their child’s social media presence, as well as maintain constant communication about the hazards of communicating with anyone online.