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Woman arrested in Pahrump for luring children at park

Posted at 10:56 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-18 02:45:59-04

A 47-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday by the Nye County Sheriff's Office in Pahrump.

Shauna Gibbons is facing charges of luring a child, unlawful contact with a minor, loitering near a school or public place, and indecent exposure.

The sheriff's office responded to Ian Deutch Park after receiving complains about a woman luring children to her white Ford Explorer.

When they approached her vehicle, they observed she was wearing a see-through shirt.

According to reports, Gibbons would ask children to go to Sonic with her or ask them for a drink of water.

She told one boy that she would buy him McDonald's if he went with her.

A mother confronted Gibbons and asked her to leave the park. Gibbons reportedly told the parent that she had a right to be there.

According to the mother, Gibbons also exposed her breast.

Law enforcement admits the crime is a little strange.

"Quite frankly, I've never heard of a female perpetrator for this type of crime," said Michael Eisenloffel, acting undersheriff for Nye County.

Police said Gibbons even targeted a disabled boy whose parents took him home before police arrived.

13 Action News tried to reach out to the suspect's family. One relative told us "she's out of her mind and shes where she belongs."