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UPDATE: Las Vegas man arrested in sexual exploitation sting operation

Posted: 1:23 PM, Aug 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-22 17:22:41-04
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NOTE: Clark County School District says that Sean Rix was hired on July 31, 2019. He was scheduled to report to work on Aug. 6, but did not report.

MOHAVE COUNTY, ARIZ. (KTNV) -- Authorities in Mohave County report a Clark County School District employee is in police custody after a recent sting operation.

Sean David Rix, 53, of Las Vegas, was arrested by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for warrants issued by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of attempted commercial sexual exploitation of a minor.

Rix, who was employed by the Clark County School District at the time of his arrest, was transferred into the custody of the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility on Wednesday.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting undercover sting operations around Mohave County for the past several months. The sheriff's office said it's operation targets individuals who are using the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation.

The MCSO is an active member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and reminds parents to monitor their children's internet usage.

Authorities recommend that parents limit their child’s social media presence, as well as maintain constant communication about the hazards of communicating with anyone online.