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Convicted sex offender arrested for child sex trafficking, police say

A man with two previous convictions for sex trafficking was arrested in Chandler.
Credit: Chandler Police

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A registered sex offender recently responded to an online account he thought belonged to a 14-year-old girl, but he was really responding to an undercover police detective, investigators say. 

Chandler police arrested 24-year-old Travis Salmon at an apartment complex on West Galveston Street. He is charged with two counts of child sex trafficking and sexual conduct with a minor.

Court documents show Salmon agreed to pay two underage girls cash in exchange for sex acts.  

Detectives arranged a meeting at the apartment complex and arrested Salmon when he arrived for the scheduled encounter. 

Salmon has previous convictions on weapons charges, sexual conduct with a minor, child sex trafficking and aggravated luring. 


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