Reno, NV - Two separate and unrelated prostitution operations have led to the arrest of a pimp and the discovery of a 17 year-old juvenile working as a prostitute.
The first arrest happened back on Friday, May 10th. the Regional Street Enforcement Team (SET) received a tip from a concerned citizen about a Craigslist add soliciting sexual acts in exchange for drugs and money. Detectives from SET arranged an meeting a male suspect and a female prostitute.
Police say the deal required an exchange of drugs and money for sexual acts from the female.
During the operation an undercover detective met with the accused pimp Robert Pariset-Bailey inside a vehicle and exchanged money and what was to believed to be meth. Pariset-Bailey then signaled for the female to enter the vehicle. The 20 year female, Cassandra Cuevas, entered the vehicle and agreed to do sexual acts with the knowledge she would be paid by Pariset-Bailey.
Both subjects were detained right after the deal was negotiated.
Cuevas was issued a citation for solicitation for prostitution and introduced to counselors from Awaken Inc. She was also provided resources to her get out of the prostitution lifestyle.
Bailey-Pariset was arrested for Pandering and drug related charges.
The second incident happened over the course of several months. It started back in February 2013 with a secret witness tip about an unknown subject pimping out a 16 year old girl through and internet ad. The SET team conducted an operation to meet with the juvenile through the internet site, but the first attempt was unsuccessful.
A second attempt, on May 15th, to meet up with the juvenile again through an internet site was successful in meeting the juvenile.
During the second meeting with the juvenile female a deal was reached and the girl was detained.
An investigation is still on going to see if the juvenile was being pimped out by another person.