Carson City man arrested in Internet case
June 24, 2005
A Carson City tow-truck driver was arrested by Reno police Friday for allegedly trying to lure a Reno detective posing as a young girl on the Internet.
Ken Dutra, 45, was being held in the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of two counts of open and gross lewdness and one count of using technology to lure a child.
According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department, police began to investigate Dutra on May 24 after he exposed himself via a Web cam during an Internet conversation with what he thought was a girl under 16 years old.
On Friday, Dutra, allegedly planning on meeting the “girl,” drove to the Reno area, where he was met by detectives and arrested.
He is being held on $6,000 bail.
The arrest was made in conjunction with the Washoe County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the FBI.