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Deputies arrest Las Vegas man on child exploitation charge

Posted at 9:15 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 11:16:08-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Authorities arrested a Las Vegas man who is suspected of trying to lure a minor for sex acts.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office worked with Homeland Security Investigations to arrest 45-year-old Scott Buckley, concluding an investigation that started in November.

Buckley allegedly used a social media app to talk to an undercover deputy who posed as a minor. Buckley sent inappropriate messages and lewd pictures of himself, and offered money for nude photos and sex acts. He also offered to buy a bus ticket from Phoenix to Las Vegas. He said he had sex with a 16-year-old when he lived in Phoenix. He used his full name on one of his online profiles, and is suspected of having other pofiles, including one called "need_you_princess."

Buckley is in custody and faces charges including enticing a minor for sex acts.

“This investigation is still very active and we are looking for other possible victims,” said Sheriff Mark Lamb, in a statement. “Parents, we hope you talk to your children tonight about cyber danger. These predators are bold and they think they will get away with it. We are very glad he is off the streets tonight.”