Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 7 p.m.
A Las Vegas family and marriage counselor is facing federal charges after allegedly trying to seduce a 13-year-old girl who turned out to be a detective, according to a release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Ian Alexander Pincombe, 45, is charged with coercion and enticement of a minor, the release said.
An undercover detective started investigating Pincombe after spotting an ad on Craigslist that said Pincombe was seeking sex with a female.
Posing as a 13-year-old girl, the detective began communicating with Pincombe, and over two days the two allegedly exchanged sexually explicit emails and text messages, the release said.
Pincombe also allegedly sent an explicit photo.
Officers arrested Pincombe after he showed up to a shopping complex where he had agreed to meet the person he thought was an underage girl, the release said.
The FBI, the Henderson Police Department and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force are investigating the case, according to the release.
Pincombe is in custody and is scheduled to appear in court for a May 21 preliminary hearing.
If convicted, Pincombe faces a minimum of 10 years to life in prison and a $250,000 fine, the release said.