Sparks man accused of sex with teen for laptop

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Updated: 11/08/2013 10:48 pm

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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jd111358 - 11/8/2013 8:56 PM
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idiot! now you lose your job, and go to jail. Lots of luck getting a decent job when you get out

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