PRESCOTT VALLEY POLICE ARREST MALE IN UNDERCOVER OPERATION
On August 13, 2019 at approximately 1130am, Prescott Valley Police Department Detectives apprehended a male subject who had been in contact with an undercover Detective posing as a 16 year-old female. The male subject, identified as 63 year old Paul Fagan, had reached out via Facebook and engaged in conversation with the undercover Detective.
The conversation lasted approximately a week before he started sending explicate photos and talked about meeting the female, even after learning she was “underage”. The male was a prior offender of attempted sexual abuse of a minor and was a registered sex offender. The male was arrested and booked into Yavapai County Jail on the charges of luring of a minor for sexual exploitation, aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation, and failure to register as a sex offender.
The Prescott Valley Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind parents to be aware and talk to your kids about who they talk to via social media and monitor your kids’ social media activity.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies.