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Scottsdale PD arrest, charge man with luring a minor for sexual exploitation

Posted 6/22/22

The Scottsdale Police Department Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit has arrested a 25-year-old man  for attempting to lure a minor for sexual activities.

 

Steven Newberry has …

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FIRST RESPONDERS

Scottsdale PD arrest, charge man with luring a minor for sexual exploitation

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The Scottsdale Police Department Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit has arrested a 25-year-old man  for attempting to lure a minor for sexual activities.
 
Steven Newberry has been charged with luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and attempted sexual contact with a minor, police said.
 
According to authorities, Newberry "initiated contact and began communicating with an undercover detective who was posing as a 16-year-old.
 
"He had arranged to pick up the girl to engage in a sexual act in his vehicle. Upon arrival, he was arrested and booked" on the charges.
 
In a department website post announcing the arrest, Scottdale police asked anyone who has  information about a trafficking situation to:
 
  • Call the Scottsdale Police Human Exploitation and Trafficking Tip Line 24/7 and leave a message: 480-312-3456.
  • Email the Scottsdale Police Human Exploitation and Trafficking Tip Line at SPDHEATTipline@scottsdaleaz.gov.
  • Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888.

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