More on the arrest of John McCormick

We received the following press release and would like to add to the story. The following release documents work we did with Henderson, Nevada detectives to get this predator arrested.

Henderson, Nevada press release:
Arizona man accused of trying to lure “young girl” over the Internet

Henderson, Nev. – A 41-year-old Phoenix, Ariz., man was arrested Wednesday night accused of sending sexually explicit computer messages to a person he believed was a 13-year-old girl living in the Henderson area.

John Brian McCormick was charged with a felony count of use of technology to lure children (NRS 201.560). McCormick was booked into the Henderson Detention Center Wednesday night and released Thursday afternoon on $3,000 bond.

Henderson Police were contacted a few weeks ago by a person from the website ``Perverted Justice’’ stating she was posing as a 13-year-old girl and was contacted by McCormick in a chat room called Nevada Regional Romance. Police have a log of the instant messages sent to the “girl” while McCormick was staying in a Henderson hotel.

McCormick is accused of making sexual explicit statements to the person he believed was a 13-year-old girl and showing her explicit images over a webcam. McCormick is accused of setting up a meeting with the “girl” at a Henderson shopping mall on Dec. 13 when he was back in town. Officers were conducting surveillance on McCormick, but he did not go to the mall. He instead is accused of engaging in a long conversation regarding explicit sexual acts with the “girl” through instant messages over the computer.

McCormick is also accused of setting up a meeting with the “girl” Wednesday at a McDonalds on Warm Springs Road. Police followed McCormick as he left the hotel and drove directly to the McDonalds. McCormick drove through the parking lot and lingered for a short time before driving back to his hotel. Detectives stopped McCormick and took him into custody.

A search warrant was obtained and McCormick’s computer was seized inside the hotel room. A forensic search of the computer is being conducted.


McCormick's chats with our worker started on September 22nd, 2005, nearly three months. The logs are some of the most disgusting that we've ever seen. McCormick's arrest comes after some great cold-calling by our contributor, Chandra Chai, who found some great contact in Henderson for an arrest.

The Henderson Detectives were great to work with, they were very proactive and worked with our individual perfectly. Great job to Henderson and we're happy that this sick and dangerous predator is now going to be facing charges for his months of grooming and luring what he thought was a thirteen year old.