Police in north Las Vegas on Wednesday sought public help in a case where a local education blogger and former substitute teacher was arrested last month for stabbing online predators.
Erik Huey, 49, was one of 14 people arrested in March. While in custody, Huey admitted that, according to his detention report, he planned to pay a 15-year-old girl who was really an undercover officer for sex. He is charged with luring a minor with a computer to engage in sexual behavior and soliciting a child into prostitution, court records show.
Citing “further investigations,” the North Las Vegas police asked anyone with the relevant knowledge to report on Wednesday. Police also said additional interviews are “pending” on the case, according to a press release.
According to Transparent Nevada, Huey served as a substitute teacher in the Clark County School District from 2014 to 2018. The release on Wednesday showed that he was working at “several different high schools,” including Western High School, where he was working as a long-term replacement. His blog, Clark County School Watch, said he teaches English and creative writing.
“At the time of his arrest, Huey was working at the Acceleration Academy as a mentor to at-risk students (minors),” the press release said.
Anyone with information on the case can call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-1773.
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Erik Huey was a contributor to the Las Vegas Review-Journal from December 2003 to May 2004 and from May 2010 to August 2011.