The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting undercover sting operations around Mohave County for the past several months. The operation targets individuals who are using the internet to lure minors for sexual exploitation. Since these operations began, 15 individuals have been arrested. In an effort to promote transparency, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office would like to update the community of the outcome of some of these arrests.

Moninger, Kevin Harry

Kevin Harry Moninger, 63 of Las Vegas, NV, was arrested on October 5, 2018 for 3 counts of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and 1 count of Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, all felonies. Moninger was found guilty by a jury of his peers of three counts Luring a Minor Under the age of 15 and one count Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Moninger was ordered a total confinement of 31 years in Arizona
Department of Corrections.

Shaw, Durell Keith

Durell Keith Shaw, 33 of Las Vegas, NV, was arrested on October 5, 2018 for 10 counts of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, 1 count of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and 1 count of Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, all felonies. Shaw plead Guilty to one count Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and one count Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, receiving 8 years confined in Arizona
Department of Corrections and lifetime probation.

Lizotte, George Steven

George Stephen Lizotte, 72 of Bullhead City, was arrested on October 5, 2018 for 5 counts of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, 3 counts of Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and 1 count of Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, all felonies. Lizotte plead Guilty to one count Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and one count Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, receiving 5 years confined in
Arizona Department of Corrections and lifetime probation.

Earnest, James David

James David Earnest, 56 of Bullhead City, was arrested on April 10, 2019, for 1 count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, 1 count of Furnishing Harmful Materials to a Minor, and 1 count of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, all felonies. Earnest plead Guilty to one count Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and one count Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, receiving 5 years confined in Arizona Department of
Corrections, lifetime probation, and must register as a sex offender.

Harryman, Donald Justin

Justin Donald Harryman, 39 of Kingman, was arrested on April 19, 2019 for 1 count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and 1 count of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, both felonies. Harryman plead Guilty to one count Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and one count Attempted Sexual Conduct with a Minor, receiving 5 years confined in Arizona Department of Correction and 46 years supervised probation.

Gillespie, Warren Mitchell

Warren Mitchell Gillespie, 45 of Lake Havasu City, was arrested on April 19, 2019 for 6 counts of Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and 6 counts of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, all felonies. Gillespie plead Guilty to one count Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and one count Attempted Commercial Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, receiving 5 years confined in Arizona Department of Corrections
and lifetime probation.

Martin, Daniel Eugene

Daniel Eugene Martin, 33 of Lake Havasu City, was arrested on April 10, 2019 for 1 count Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation and 1 count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, both felonies. Martin plead Guilty to one count Attempted Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, receiving 1 year jail time and 15 years supervised probation.

The remaining 8 individuals arrested during these sting operation have not yet been convicted. These operations were conducted with the full support and cooperation of the Lake Havasu Police Department, Kingman Police Department, Bullhead City Police Department, the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigations Unit, and the Mohave County Attorney’s Office.