LAS VEGAS, Nev. (KOLO) – A man who solicited a minor for sex during Super Bowl weekend has been sentenced to between 19 and 48 months in prison.

36-year-old Nicholas Hardin was arrested as part of an undercover operation during Super Bowl weekend that aimed at apprehending people who sought minors for sex.

As part of his plea agreement, Hardin agreed to the revocation of his probation in his other case and imposition of his underlying sentence of 28-72 months. No further details about his other case were mentioned by the Attorney General’s office.

Both sentences will run concurrent to each other.

“Our office works diligently with our law enforcement partners and is always on alert for cases of human and sex trafficking, with heightened efforts during Super Bowl LVIII,” said Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford. “To adults soliciting sex from minors, our message is clear: You will be brought to justice. I applaud the work of my investigators and attorneys in the Criminal Prosecution Division for their vigilance in prosecuting this crime.”

Hardin was placed on sex-offender probation after being convicted of Possession of Visual Presentation Depicting Sexual Conduct of a Child. He pleaded guilty last week to Soliciting a Child for Prostitution after soliciting an undercover peace officer who was posing as a child.


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