RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A 63-year-old Sparks man has been arrested on multiple felony charges related to sex trafficking of a child.
According to the Washoe Sheriff's Office, Dale John Chibante was arrested on Dec. 15 after Chibante initiated an online conversation with an undercover detective posing as a 13-year-old girl.
Detectives said the ongoing conversation was sexual in nature and Chibante ultimately arranged a meeting to engage in sexual activity with who he believed was a 13-year-old girl.
He was arrested after an investigation by detectives assigned to the Human Exploitation and Trafficking (HEAT) Unit and the FBI’s Northern Nevada Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.
Chibante arrived at a prearranged meeting place where he was arrested without incident and charged with the following:
This is an ongoing investigation and detectives are asking for anyone with additional information to contact HEAT at 775 325-6470.
According to the sheriff's office, this case highlights the potential risks for children using the internet and here are some things as a parent or guardian to consider:
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