Four face felonies in sex trafficking sting

Four men face felonies in a sex trafficking sting.

Four men face felonies in a sex trafficking sting.

A half-dozen men were booked over the weekend on charges stemming from a sex trafficking sting.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division in coordination with the Douglas County Street Enforcement Team, and Reno Police Department Human Exploitation and Trafficking Team conducted an undercover operation targeting human trafficking in the Stateline area.

On Monday morning, Reno resident Matthew Ryan Hall, 26, appeared in East Fork Justice Court where his bail was set at $100,000.

He was arrested on Saturday for lewdness, luring a child, use of a minor in the production of pornography and attempted child abuse or neglect.

Hall was ordered to have no contact with unrelated minors and to return to court on Wednesday afternoon.

Arrested on similar charges at Lake Tahoe around midnight on Friday were Richard Allan Brieger, 25, and Alec David Caples, 27.

Brieger was booked on charges of luring a child under the age of 16, statutory sexual seduction and attempted child abuse or neglect.

Caples faced the same charges, in addition to kidnapping, and attempted use of a minor in a sexual portrayal.

They were scheduled to appear in Tahoe Township Justice Court.

Bail was set at $110,000 for a 44-year-old Walnut Creek, Calif., man. Edward Lin was arrested for attempted statutory sexual seduction, attempted solicitation of a minor 14 plus, and attempted child abuse.

Two South Lake Tahoe men were arrested for misdemeanor engaging or solicitation of prostitution. Ivan Perez, a 20, was arrested and Hiral Patel, 41, also faces a charge of resisting arrest. Bail amount $1,880.


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