Local man accused of seducing child he met online

Joseph Lawrence Torres-Tamez, 25, is facing multiple charges related to sexual contact with a child under 16.
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WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (KOLO) - A Washoe County man is facing multiple charges after authorities say he seduced a child he met online.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office arrested 25-year-old Joseph Lawrence Torres-Tamez Wednesday, February 19, 2020 on charges related to sexual contact with a child under 16.

Authorities say the incidents involved a girl and happened in November 2019 at undisclosed locations in Washoe County.

Torres-Tamez was booked into the Washoe County Jail on two charges of Statutory Sexual Seduction, three charges of Lewdness with a Child 14 or 15 years old, and three charges of Luring.

Anyone who may have information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division at (775) 328-3320 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900. Refer to case number WC19-6084.

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