A deputy district attorney from Clark County, NV, Tanner Castro, was arrested on October 13, 2023, in Henderson, NV, facing charges related to the attempted luring of a child for sex, according to online court records.
Castro, a licensed Nevada attorney since October 2022, has been charged with attempting to lure a child or mentally ill person through computer technology for sexual conduct and attempted statutory sexual seduction by a person over 21, as stated on the Henderson Justice Court website.
The arrest report reveals that Castro used Kik and Snapchat to engage in “sexual in nature” conversations with an undercover law enforcement officer whom he believed was a juvenile girl. Subsequently, he agreed to meet for a sexual encounter and was apprehended upon arriving at Whitney Mesa Park in Henderson.
District Attorney Steve Wolfson confirmed on Monday that Castro has been terminated from his position. His attorney, Craig Hendricks, declined to comment on the charges.
Castro, a May 2022 graduate of Boyd Law School, had been working as a prosecutor since last month, following his tenure as a clerk in the district attorney’s office from March to September. His legal experience also includes roles as a law clerk and judicial clerk in Clark County District Court and as a judicial extern for U.S. District Court in Nevada from May 2020 to August 2020.
His LinkedIn page details his responsibilities with the federal court system, stating, “My duties included drafting orders for recommendation and review on a variety of matters, including social security and criminal matters.”
As a legal intern with the district attorney’s office in 2018, Castro contributed to basic office duties such as filing and transcribing jail call recordings, along with assisting in trial work and witness preparation, according to LinkedIn.
As of October 14th, Henderson jail records did not show Castro in custody.