Travis James Salmon. (MCSO Photo)
PHOENIX – Charges were filed Wednesday against a Valley man for crimes of sex trafficking, attempted sexual conduct with a minor and money laundering.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced 24-year-old Travis James Salmon is accused of communicating with an undercover detective who was posing as a 14-year-old girl on a social media website.
In the conversation, Salmon allegedly offered to provide money in exchange for sexual conduct with that girl and her 16-year-old cousin.
Authorities arrested Salmon after he arrived at a destination to meet the girls.
The incident took place in early May.
Detectives with the Chandler Police Department conducted the investigation.
Assistant Attorney General Rachel Nava is prosecuting the case.
The office urges anyone who is a victim of human trafficking or suspect somebody may be a victim to call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text HELP to: BeFree (233733).