LAS VEGAS — Mark Nemcek, a 48-year-old Henderson resident, has been scheduled to stand trial in August 2014, for crimes related to luring children over the Internet.
Nemcek was arrested in November of last year for luring a 14-year-old teen that he initially met through an Internet chat room. He lied about his age and after a few months of talking online in the chat room, Nemcek and the unidentified minor began texting one another.
They eventually met in person at a local IHOP. Subsequent in-person meetings took place in a motel parking lot.
The 14-year-old brought a friend along on a few occasions when she met Nemcek. The girls expressed interest in becoming sex slaves and selected sex slave nicknames. Nemcek purchased collars for the girls engraved with their nicknames.
Nemcek, who was employed as Chief Financial Officer of a medical center in Pahrump, Nev., at the time of his arrest, told authorities that he did not have a normal married sex life and was addicted to pornography.
He has been charged with a total of 22 charges; nine counts of luring children over the Internet with intent to engage in sexual acts, six counts of first degree kidnapping, three counts of open and gross lewdness, two counts of sexual assault with a minor under 16 years of age and two counts of statutory sexual seduction.
Mark Nemcek is currently free on bail. Barring any postponements or plea deal negotiations, his trial is scheduled for August 11, 2014. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.