The Scottsdale Police Department Human Exploitation and Trafficking Unit has arrested a 25-year-old man for attempting to lure a minor for sexual activities.
Steven Newberry has been charged with luring of a minor for sexual exploitation and attempted sexual contact with a minor, police said.
According to authorities, Newberry "initiated contact and began communicating with an undercover detective who was posing as a 16-year-old.
"He had arranged to pick up the girl to engage in a sexual act in his vehicle. Upon arrival, he was arrested and booked" on the charges.
In a department website post announcing the arrest, Scottdale police asked anyone who has information about a trafficking situation to:
- Call the Scottsdale Police Human Exploitation and Trafficking Tip Line 24/7 and leave a message: 480-312-3456.
- Email the Scottsdale Police Human Exploitation and Trafficking Tip Line at SPDHEATTipline@scottsdaleaz.gov.
- Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline toll-free hotline at 1-888-373-7888.