Longtime MMA manager and co-founder of Janus Sports & Entertainment Kyle Stoltz recently pleaded guilty to a crime coming from an FBI sting in 2021 and was sentenced to 48 months in jail.
A minimum of 48 months in the Nevada Department of Corrections was handed down to 42-year-old Stoltz by the Eighth Judicial Court of Nevada. In exchange for Stoltz’s recognizance and agreement to a variety of conditions, the 36-month prison term was suspended and replaced with probation.
Stoltz received a “special” sentence of lifetime supervision and was ordered to pay $3,447.85 in fines and adhere with a list of extraordinary conditions that includes counseling, dating restrictions, electronic device forfeiture, and more. As a sex offender, Stoltz also reported himself.
After weeks of police interaction with Stoltz as part of a Child Exploitation Task Force, on December 9, 2021, he was arrested in Las Vegas, as first reported by News 3 Las Vegas.
Report from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department acquired by MMA Junkie alleges that beginning on December 7 Stoltz engaged in a series of message exchanges via the location-based social networking app SKOUT. One of the task force members pretended to be a woman and gave her age as 21. At some point, Stoltz (using the alias “Chris”) and the decoy began using standard SMS. According to MMA Junkie’s investigation, the phone number associated with the police report was indeed one that Stoltz used for MMA-related business.
When they were finally able to communicate through phone, Stoltz emailed photos of himself and asked the fake child how old she was; she responded she was 14. Stoltz then went on to describe his work as a manager for celebrities like athletes and models. After that, Stoltz bombarded the dummy with sexually explicit inquiries. According to the police report, the sexual text discussion continued into the following day, on December 8.
Stoltz reportedly told investigators he was nervous when asked what would happen on December 9 if the two met, but he eventually invited the decoy to his residence since hotels “can be a pain in the butt.” A 7-Eleven was agreed upon as a meeting spot in due time.
At the same moment that Stoltz “pinged” the decoy, police saw a man matching his description enter. His identity was confirmed, and he was taken into custody. His black Hyundai Kona contained the matching phone to the one he used to send the counterfeit SMS.
The report states that after Stoltz’s arrest, he cooperated with authorities and gave them a statement. Stoltz, according to the police report, did not dispute the decoy’s juvenile status and nodded when the subject was raised. On the other hand, he never said that the minor he was intending to meet was indeed underage.
According to Stoltz, the decoy essentially forced him to attend the meeting. Furthermore, he said that he had “f*cked up” and that he had been well aware that his actions were inappropriate.
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