- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a veteran Las Vegas fire captain is facing lewdness with a child, statutory sexual seduction and child prostitution charges after he was arrested in a child sex trafficking investigation.

Records showed Tuesday that 46-year-old Richard O. Loughry was jailed without bail pending an initial court appearance.

Police Officer Laura Meltzer says Loughry was arrested late Monday after members of a regional human trafficking task force served warrants in a child prostitution case. Details weren’t immediately made public.

City spokesman David Riggleman said Loughry has been a Las Vegas firefighter for almost 20 years.

Riggleman says it’s not clear yet whether Loughry is on paid or unpaid leave.

A telephone call to a number associated with Loughry rang unanswered.

It wasn’t immediately apparent if he has a lawyer.


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