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Police arrest Sparks man for sexual abuse of 13-year-old
by Tribune Staff
Jan 23, 2011 | 1180 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SPARKS — Washoe County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Sunday arrested a resident for allegedly abusing a young girl over the course of several years.

Javier Gonzalez, 55 of Sparks, was taken into custody after authorities investigated a possible sexual assault and lewdness of a child under the age of 14. Detectives began the investigation on Thursday, when they were called to an unidentified location in Sparks. The victim told investigators that she had been touched inappropriately by a relative over the course of several years.

The victim identified her relative as Gonzalez. Detectives took Gonzalez into custody after they were able to corroborate what the victim had told them pertaining to his acts committed since approximately 2009.

Gonzalez was arrested and booked into the Washoe County jail without incident. He was charged with four felony counts of sexual assault with a child under the age of 14 and four felony counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14. His bail is set at $120,000.
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