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January 21, 2018

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Counselor accused of trying to seduce detective posing as teen girl

A Las Vegas family and marriage counselor was indicted Wednesday for allegedly attempting to seduce a person he thought was a 13-year-old girl but who was actually an undercover detective, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office documents.

A grand jury charged Ian Alexander Pincombe, 45, on one count of coercion and enticement, one count of possessing child pornography and one count of receipt or distribution of child pornography.

An undercover detective began investigating Pincombe after seeing an online advertisement that Pincombe was seeking sex with a woman, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

The detective posed as a 13-year-old girl and began communicating with Pincombe, authorities said. Between April 30 and May 2, Pincombe allegedly exchanged sexually explicit emails and text messages with the person he thought was a young girl, the news release said.

Pincombe allegedly also sent a sexually explicit photo, the release said.

Pincombe was arrested after he showed up at an apartment complex where he agreed to meet the person he thought was a 13-year-old girl, authorities said.

If convicted, Pincombe could face a minimum of 10 years in prison and up to life, and up to a $500,000 fine total.

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