Edder Giovani Nieves-Vera, Once Deported Tattoo Artist, Allegedly Plied 14 y.o. Girl with Drugs, Alcohol, Free Tattoo, Creepy Advances
Waiting instead for 29-year-old Edder Giovani Nieves-Vera* were members of the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force.
The task force is composed of investigators from the FBI, the U.S. Postal Service, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Orange County District Attorney's office. They sprang into action after the girl reported that Nieves-Bera had made new contact with her, according to the sheriff's department.
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Indeed, Nieves-Vera was apparently so busy annoying--allegedly--that he did not finish the tattoo on the girl. She contacted law enforcement on Dec. 21, and members of the task force, posing as her, contacted Nieves-Bera on Friday so he could finish the tattoo.
That led to the Dana Point Harbor meeting and Nieves-Vera's arrest and new accommodations at Orange County Jail. Of course, he's used to life behind bars from his three-year stretch out of Riverside County, where he'd offered a teen girl a ride and asked her to touch him and let him take her picture.
Because of the evidence from two separate cases, authorities fear there may be other victims out there. Here is a better look at the suspect:
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714.647.7000 or leave anonymous tips with Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855.847.6227) or online at occrimestoppers.org.
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