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Former Las Vegas therapist sentenced in child pornography case

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-05 19:14:50-05

A former marriage and family therapist who was convicted by a jury of possession and receipt of child pornography and for soliciting a child to have sex with him was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison and lifetime supervised release.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ian Alexander Pincombe, 49, was found guilty by a jury last year of one count of coercion and enticement, one count of possession of child pornography, and one count of receipt of child pornography. In addition to the prison term, he is required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act. 

According to court documents, Pincombe posted an advertisement on Craigslist seeking an underage girl for sex. An undercover detective, posting as a 13-year-old girl, began communicating with Pincombe. Over the next two days, Pincombe exchanged sexually explicit emails and text messages with the girl. 

On May 2, 2014, law enforcement arrested Pincombe at a shopping center parking lot in Henderson where he had agreed to meet the girl for a sexual encounter. During the execution of a search warrant at Pincombe’s residence, law enforcement recovered digital devices, including his personal cell phone, that contained more than 450 depictions of child pornography.

The case was investigated by the FBI, the Henderson Police Department, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.