Man arrested for luring of a minor for sexual exploitation


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Over the last month, the Lake Havasu City Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation after detectives posed as a juvenile female on a social networking site.

The operation stemmed from information that was received in which sexual exploitation related activity was occurring using social networking sites.

An adult male subject began communicating with the juvenile female profile and the conversation turned sexual in nature. The male subject began sending nude photographs to the juvenile.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of 52-year-old Scott Buffington, a resident of Kingman. Buffington was arrested in Kingman with the assistance of the Kingman Police Department and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Buffington was arrested and charged with aggravated luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and furnishing harmful items to a minor. Buffington attended his initial appearance on January 15, 2016 and was held on a $50,000 bond. Buffington has since bonded out of jail.