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Man accused of sex trafficking underage girls in Las Vegas

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 20:52:50-04

Las Vegas police are seeking additional victims after a man was arrested on charges of sex trafficking underage girls.

An investigation by the Child Exploitation Task Force, comprised of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Vice detectives and FBI agents, determined that 24-year-old William Hoard was allegedly engaged in sex trafficking multiple underage females. 

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Police said Hoard made contact with the victims between January and June 2018 via social media, with the youngest victim being 15 years old. According to police, Hoard would entice the teens with promises of making easy money and protection from harm. 

Police said Hoard would arrange dates and transportation to meet customers for the purpose of prostitution. Hoard would then take money from his victims, according to police. 

On Wednesday the Task Force took Hoard into custody for the following charges: sex trafficking a child under 18 (3 counts), sex trafficking a child under 16 (1 count), kidnap 1st degree (4 counts), child abuse/neglect (4 counts) and accept/receive earnings of a prostitute (2 counts). 

Detectives are currently attempting to identify any other victims. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Vice section by phone at 702-828-3455. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385- 5555.