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UPDATE: Las Vegas fire captain paid 15-year-old girl for sex, report says

Posted at 9:43 AM, Apr 18, 2017

UPDATE APRIL 19: According to the arrest report, Capt. Richard Loughry contacted a 15-year-old girl through Backpage.com.

In addition, police said the teen had been sex trafficked and a black adult male had posted the Backpage.com ad. But the advertisements said the girl was 22 years old.

Police said Loughry paid the teen $300 for an hour in exchange for sex inside his dorm at the fire house.

According to police, Loughry never asked the teen about her age.

According to the arrest report, Loughry admitted to having sex with women at the fire house many times but was unaware that the girl was 15. He told police he would not have done what he did if he had known her age.


A Las Vegas fire captain has been arrested for lewdness with a child under 14, statutory sex seduction and soliciting or engaging in child prostitution.

46-year-old Richard Odell Loughry was arrested on Monday and booked into Clark County Detention Center.

Loughry has been employed by Las Vegas Fire & Rescue since May 1997.

No other information is available at this time.