Las Vegas police arrest man wanted for animal abuse on allegations he solicited woman for undercover sex

Man faces charges from 2017, 2022

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police arrested a Las Vegas man charged with animal abuse in an undercover prostitution case five years after papers were originally filed for his arrest, records show.

Justin Mckinstry faces pimping charges in addition to two animal abuse charges.

On Oct. 14, police said they were “proactively investigating prostitution-related crimes” near the Stage Door Casino off the Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road.

While there, an officer, who was presumably working as an undercover officer, was approached by a man later identified as Mckinstry, they said.

Mckinstry said [the officer] that he is not a pimp” and “that he would provide him with protection,” police wrote in a report. McKinstry said [the officer] that they would have a 60/40 share of the money she earned as a sex worker.

Police then arrested Mckinstry for pimping, they said.

Speaking to officers, Mckinstry allegedly said he only wanted to have sex with the woman he was talking to and was “trying to fix his credit”.

Mckinstry’s animal abuse accusations stem from a 2017 animal control investigation, according to documents obtained by investigators from 8 News Now.

In January 2017, a Clark County animal control officer responded to a “messy house” that appeared to be evacuated. The tenant, later identified as Mckinstry, had left a dog behind, documents show.

The dog, who was locked out and bleeding, was “extremely skinny,” the officer wrote. The dog was then taken to an animal hospital where she gained weight.

Records show a warrant was issued for Mckinstry’s arrest on animal abuse charges later that year. It was not until Mckinstry’s arrest for pandering that the warrant was executed.

Mckinstry was released from the Clark County Detention Center on $9,000 bond. He was due to appear in court next month.