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Master sergeant at Nellis Air Force Base arrested in sting operation

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2021-04-01 10:45:39-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A master sergeant at Nellis Air Force Base has been arrested in a Las Vegas online prostitution sting.

Master Sgt. Raymond Castro was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on July 6. He is a member of the 99th Air Base Wing at NAFB, according to the base.

Master Sgt. Raymond Castro is assigned to the 99th Air Base Wing. Nellis Air Force Base officials are aware of his arrest and charges but cannot comment further as there is an ongoing investigation. We hold our members to a high standard and will continue to work closely with authorities to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our shared community members.

According to his arrest report, Castro responded to an online advertisement for sex.

He sent a text message to a decoy number, which was answered by a member of the FBI.

They then discussed having sex and the decoy (FBI agent) told the buyer (Castro) that she was 15 years old.

The FBI and Las Vegas police met Castro when he arrived at the arranged location.

Castro admitted that he was coming to the location to meet a 15-year-old female for sex, but he said that he was planning on taking her back to his house to try to get her to stop having sex for money.

Castro was arrested for soliciting a peace officer who was posing as a child for prostitution by offering to pay $100 for sexual intercourse and oral sex. He was also charged with soliciting a child.