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Ex-marriage counselor convicted of soliciting minor for sex on Craigslist

Posted at 2:28 PM, Dec 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-11 17:28:58-05

49-year-old Ian Alexander Pincombe, a former family and marriage counselor, was convicted on Wednesday of soliciting a minor for sex.  

Pincombe's indictment says on April 30, 2014, a detective located an advertisement on Craigslist.com where Pincombe was seeking females for sex.

Pincombe included a nude photograph in the ad.

An undercover detective, posing as a 13-year-old girl, began communicating with Pincombe and over the next two days, they exchanged sexually explicit emails and text messages. One of those messages included a sexually explicit photograph of Pincombe.

On May 2, 2014, officers arrested Pincombe at a shopping center parking lot in Henderson where he had agreed to meet the girl for a sexual encounter.

He was found guilty of one count of coercion and enticement, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of receipt of child pornography. His sentencing is set for March 5.

Pincombe faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison, and a $250,000 fine.