Las Vegas man charged with soliciting minor for sex appears in court

A Las Vegas family and marriage counselor appeared in federal court Wednesday after his arrest on allegations he solicited a minor for sex.

Ian Alexander Pincombe, 45, was charged in a criminal complaint with coercion and enticement of a minor, according to Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Carl W. Hoffman ordered Pincombe detained until a May 21 preliminary hearing.

According to the criminal complaint, an undercover Henderson police detective April 30 found a Craigslist.com ad by Pincombe seeking sex with women. Pincombe is alleged to have included a nude photograph of himself.

Over the next two days, the detective, posing as a 13-year-old girl, exchanged sexually explicit emails and text messages with Pincombe, the complaint alleged.

Henderson police arrested Pincombe on May 2 at a shopping center parking lot where authorities said he thought he was to meet with the 13-year-old girl for a sexual encounter.

The case is being investigated by the FBI, Henderson Police Department and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Anyone who might be a victim should call the FBI at 702-385-1281.