South Tahoe man admits charge in sex sting |

South Tahoe man admits charge in sex sting

Sarah Drinkwine / The Record-Courier
Victor Medina-Barajas

STATELINE, Nev. — A 51-year-old man, who contacted a law enforcement officer posing as a 15-year-old boy, admitted to two counts of sexual exploitation, and soliciting a child under 18 to prostitution on Monday in Douglas County.

South Lake Tahoe resident Victor Medina-Barajas offered $150 on social media or cell phone in exchange for sex during a July 7 human trafficking sting at Stateline.

Medina-Barajas was one of nine men snared in the sting.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 9, 2023.

Medina-Barajas confirmed in court that he wasn’t a U.S. citizen.

Another of the nine fled the country for his native Thailand after the arrest and is wanted on a $150,000 nationwide warrant

Chonlagum Satarattiwong, 22, told his attorney he wouldn’t be returning to the United States.

A third man is denying the charges and is scheduled for a trial.

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