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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Retired police officer arrested

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas
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Retired police officer arrested
Retired police officer arrested

Retired police officer Kirk Hooten was recently arrested for soliciting a child for prostitution.

ACCUSED..OF BEING INVOLVED....IN CHILD PROSTITUTION...THANKS FOR JOINING US..I'M TRICIA KEAN..AND I'M TODD QUINONES..THE SHERIFF IS NOW SPEAKINGABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITHKIRK HOOTEN WHO HAS BEENARRESTED..13 INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER....JOE BARTELS IS HERE WITH THEDETAILS....THAT ARE JUST COMING OUT..JOE?AUTHORITIES SAY..HIS ARREST..CAME AFTER SOME PROACTIVEPOLICE WORK..INVESTIGATORS ACTING...ON A TIP ABOUT A SOCIAL MEDIAPOST..INVOLVING A TEEN GIRL..IN THE VALLEY...EXACTLY A WEEK AGO..THIS IS FORMER LAS VEGAS POLICEOFFICER KIRK HOOTEN.ONLINE RECORDS..SHOW HE WAS WITH THEDEPARTMENT FOR AT LEAST 10YEARS..COURT DOCUMENTS SHOW THERE WASAN ARREST WARRANT FILEDYESTERDAY..AND HOOTEN WAS RELEASED ON A 10THOUSAND DOLLAR BAIL..HERE'S WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT WHATHAPPENED...LAS VEGAS POLICE SAY DETECTIVESWERE ALERTED TO A SOCIAL MEDIAPOST ON NOVEMBER 15..INVOLVING AN INCIDENT WITH ATEEN GIRL..POLICE WERE ABLE TO FOLLOW UPWITH THE TEEN AND HER FAMILY..AND DETECTIVES DEVELOPED ENOUGHINFORMATION..TO ARREST HOOTEN..NOW THE SHERIFF..RELEASED A STATEMENT WITHIN THEPAST FEW HOURS..TO 13 INVESTIGATES..IT READS IN PART..QUOTE: I AM BEING ASKEDABOUT MY FRIENDSHIP WITH FORMERLVMPD OFFICER KIRK HOOTEN.YES, AMONG THE MANY FRIENDS IHAVE ON THE DEPARTMENT, KIRK ISONE OF THEM.I'VE KNOWN HIM FOR MANY YEARSAND I FIND HIS ARRESTDISTRESSING.THE SHERIFF SAYS HE WILL NOT BEMAKING ANY MORE STATEMENTSABOUT THE ARREST..WE ARE WORKING TO GET THEARREST REPORT..THERE'S ANOTHER HEARING SET FORMONDAY.JOE BARTELS 13 ACTIONNEWS.METRO AND C-C-S-D POLICE.....

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