LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department held a press briefing at 10 a.m. Wednesday to provide more information on several recent sexual assault investigations.
Sex Crimes Lieutenant Richard Meyers discussed recent sexual assault investigations and the case of 32-year-old Jorge Perez.
Suspects in these cases may have counted on the victim being afraid to report them, according to Meyers.
On Dec. 11, 2020, Jorge Perez arranged a date with a woman through an online dating application. The two met in the 5000 block of East Sahara Avenue where he violently sexually assaulted her at gunpoint. Detectives worked tirelessly to identify and locate Perez, and on Dec. 13, Perez was arrested for five counts of Sexual Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and one count of Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon.
Watch the press briefing below.
On March 31, detectives took 26-year-old Michael Nickson into custody in connection to three sexual assaults. These incidents took place between January and March of this year in the area of West Tropicana and Dean Martin.
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On April 6, detectives took 37-year-old Jamarr Reed into custody in connection to three sexual assaults. These incidents took place between November 2018 and April 2020 in the area of J Street and Washington.
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On Oct. 11, LVMPD Sexual Assault detectives arrested 36-year-old Luis Moreno in connection to a series of events which occurred in the early hours of the day. During two events, Moreno met with the victims in his vehicle and proceeded to sexually assault them at gunpoint. In a third event, Moreno attempted to kidnap the victim at gunpoint, but the victim was able to escape.
Detectives know that many times when a suspect is arrested, it is not the first time they have offended and there could be additional victims. Anyone who may have been a victim of Perez or has information about his crimes is urged to contact the Sexual Assault Section at 702-828- 3421. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.