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Lake Havasu City man arrested in sexual exploitation sting operation

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 16:52:14-04

A 46-year-old resident of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, has been arrested by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

MCSO says that it has been conducting undercover sting operations around Mohave County for several months.

The operating targeted individuals who are using the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation.

As a result, Dean Paul Tarnow was arrested. He is been charged with 6 counts of luring a minor under the age of 15 for sexual exploitation, 2 counts of attempted commercial sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor.