Farmington, NM

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

In October 2017, a reverse sting in Farmington, New Mexico resulted in the arrest of two men for attempting to buy sex. One of the men arrested was accused of offering to pay for sex with a 15-year-old. He is also facing child abuse charges for leaving his 4-year-old alone to commit the crime. The other man was charged with soliciting a prostitute.  In conjunction with the investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, (along with Officers from both the Farmington and Bloomfield Police Departments) an online operation was conducted by targeting men that were looking to solicit women for the purpose of paying for sex. During this investigation, two men were arrested. One of the men was identified as Logan Crockett, he offered to pay for sex with a 15-year-old girl and was charged with child solicitation by electronic communication device and child abuse for leaving his 4-year-old child home alone to commit the crime. The second man was identified as Nelson Murdock, he was arrested and charged with a first offense of soliciting a prostitute, which is a petty misdemeanor in the state of New Mexico. The Sheriff’s Department says the owners of Massage Asia are facing charges of promoting prostitution.  The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office,  the Farmington and Bloomfield Police Departments to conduct the undercover operation.


Key Partners

  • San Juan County Sheriff’s Office
  • New Mexico Attorney General’s Office
  • Farmington Police Department
  • Bloomfield Police Department
State New Mexico
Type City
Population 41629
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