MMA manager and founder of Janus Sports & Entertainment, Kyle Stoltz, has been arrested after a sting operation targeted child sex predators.
Members of LVMPD’s Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force teamed up with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force and FBI’s Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force to pull off the sting, which was in operation for two days.
Kyle Stoltz Arrested In Sting
News 3 Las Vegas notes that undercover agents along with detectives were tasked with pretending to be children online. Once adult suspects were gathered, a fake meetup was arranged and the suspects were arrested.
One of the key suspects is the 42-year-old Stoltz. The suspect’s company manages a slew of fighters including former Bellator Women’s Flyweight Champion Ilima Macfarlane, who filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against her former school and coach back in 2020.
Each of the suspects in the child sex predator sting operation were taken into Clark County Detention Center for Luring a minor with the use of a Computer to Engage in Sex. In total, nine suspects were arrested.
Liz Carmouche, who competed against Ronda Rousey in the very first female fight in UFC history, was released from the UFC yesterday, according to her manager Kyle Stoltz. Her last fight was for the women’s flyweight title back in August.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 6, 2019
Here’s is the full list of suspects:
- Sheldon Young (28)
- Guadalupe Bencomo (47)
- Kody Pore (24)
- Thuan Hong (35)
- Jake Crawford (50)
- Freddy Castillo (26)
- Kyle Stoltz (42)
- Nathan Bruin (39)
- Eric Ruiz (23)
Middle Easy will keep you posted with more details on Stoltz’s arrest as they become available.