Girl says balloonist asked for nude photos

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A hot air balloon pilot in Albuquerque has been arrested for allegedly asking an underage girl for nude pictures.

Bentley Streett, 38, made his first appearance in court Wednesday.

A criminal complaint says he told deputies he knew the girl from Minnesota was just 15 years old.

He also said he traveled out of state twice to meet girls for sex, but claims they were at least 18. Deputies are still investigating that claim.

They say the 15-year-old did not send him any nude pictures.

According to the criminal complaint, Streett meets the underage girls on Twitter.

Streett is a captain for Private Balloon Flights, a company hired for hot air balloon flights over Albuquerque. According its website, they welcome families with children.

We tried contacting the company to see if Streett is still employed there. They hung up. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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