Man Accused Of Soliciting Teen For Sex In Exchange For Laptop

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File photo of handcuffs.(Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 41-year-old Sparks man who works as a computer technician for NV Energy has been arrested for soliciting a minor for sex in exchange for a laptop computer.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says Shane Bateman was arrested in Reno Thursday after a 16-year-old girl disclosed the incident to a Reno detective working the Street Enforcement Team.

Police say the girl provided a phone number for the man she called “Laptop Guy” to a detective, who then posed as another underage girl willing to make a similar arrangement.

Bateman was arrested when he showed up to meet the girl at a Motel 6 at Wells Avenue and Interstate 80.

Investigators found an NV Energy service sticker on the first laptop and confirmed employees cannot trade or give away the utility’s computers.

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