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Carson City man, on probation on porn charges, arrested in Canada

F.T. Norton
Nevada Appeal Staff Writer

A Carson City man wanted for allegedly absconding from probation on a child pornography charge was arrested in Canada and booked into jail in Washington state Wednesday.

Micah Leval, 23, was arrested Tuesday by Canadian border agents near Vancouver, said Rhonda Pendergraft of the Division of Parole and Probation’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit.

LeVal pleaded guilty in March to gross misdemeanor conspiracy to use a minor to produce pornography. He offered the son of a friend $500 to pose nude and perform sex acts while being taped for the Internet. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and given three years probation.

He allegedly then fled the country, said investigators.

It’s not known when Leval will return to Carson City, said Pendergraft.

His older brother Stefan Leval, 26, was arrested in December by border patrol agents as he re-entered the country from Canada. Stefan Leval had a warrant for his arrest on charges of lewdness with a child under 14 and statutory sexual seduction.

A preliminary hearing is set for Stefan Leval on March 16. Lewdness with a child carries a penalty of 14 years to life in prison.

Contact reporter F.T. Norton at ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1213.