KINGMAN — A Fort Mohave man was indicted Thursday following a January sting operation targeting online sexual predators.

A Mohave County grand jury indicted Daniel Itsuo Saguchi-Cazares, 26, on two counts of luring a minor under the age of 15 for sexual exploitation and one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 15.

Saguchi-Cazares is expected to be arraigned on the charges Thursday. His case will be heard before Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert. 

Saguchi-Cazares is being held in custody on a $10,000 bond on the felony charges and on a no-bond hold for immigration deportation.

Michael James Travis Shaw, 28, of Kingman, also was indicted on the same three charges. He was arrested in the same online sting by sheriff’s deputies. He also is being held on a $10,000 bond.

A 29-year-old Kingman man also was arrested but he was not indicted by the grand jury.

In mid-January, the sheriff’s office conducted three undercover sting operations targeting online predators. The sheriff’s office urges parents to monitor their children’s internet usage and warn them about communicating with anyone online.

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LordsburgTransplant

No one should ever defend people who abuse children especially sexually. That being said I have heard people claiming that the Mohave County Sheriff reaches out and instigated the contact. This makes me wonder if they are really entrapping people and if it is specific people they have issues with or randomly selecting people? Or is it friends and family of the suspects making false claims. Either way it gives me great concern that we just relocated to an area that either has over zealous law enforcement that entrap people or a community were people want to turn a blind eye to child molesters?

Desert Bat

It is the former, although the previous group caught met the criteria of America's Most Ugly. So to say, life is built on conventions, including trust (i.e., even in the worst slums, you trust that the all-night convenience store is selling products as represented). Once you start lying or goading someone into conduct, a line is crossed.

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