Aztec Man Arrested in Child-sex Sting

Courtesy: San Juan Co. Sheriff's Office

Between the dates of January 18th and January 30th, 2019, Crane initiated a sexual conversation online, with a 13-year-old female and made plans to meet her for sexual intercourse.

From the San Juan Co. Sheriff's office:

On January 30th, 2019, David Crane (61) of Aztec, NM was arrested on the charges of child solicitation by electronic communication device and meets child (child 13-16) and child solicitation by electronic communication device (child 13-16). Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, as members of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, continue to be proactive in targeting online child predators, making this the third ICAC arrest in just over one month. Between the dates of January 18th and January 30th, 2019, Crane initiated a sexual conversation online, with a 13-year-old female and made plans to meet her for sexual intercourse. On January 30th, 2019, Crane arranged to meet the young female in Aztec and was immediately arrested by a deputy with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. When the suspect was taken into custody, it was observed that he had the button of his pants unbuttoned and his genitalia visible. Detectives interviewed Crane and received a full confession after his arrest. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public that the internet provides many opportunities for pedophiles to prey on children and to be aware of who their kids are communicating with online. The public is encouraged to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

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