Las Vegas prosecutor faces charges after police say he tried to lure an underage girl for sex

A Las Vegas prosecutor was arrested Friday in Henderson on charges of attempting to solicit a child for sex, according to court records obtained by the Las Vegas Journal.

The prosecutor, identified as Tanner Castro, who worked in Clark County, faces charges of luring or attempting to lure a child

mentally ill person using computer technology to engage in sexual conduct.

The Las Vegas Journal reported. He is also facing attempted statuary sexual seduction by a person over 21.

According to KLAS, Henderson police conducted a sting operation on Castro, who they say tried to meet an underage girl at a park to have sex in the backseat of his car.

He chose the username "boat666666" on Kik and "Rogue 96" on Snapchat during his communication with who he thought was an underage girl but instead was police.

"Subjects are much more likely to encourage a child to produce child sexual abuse material 

To use these platforms to speak and possibly coordinate a meeting date/time and location for sexual contact with a child," the arrest report states.