Gene Bradley, 45, was employed as the maintenance man at the Flamingo Motel, 520 N. Virginia St., when he befriended the alleged 6-year-old victim and her mother in August 2008. Over the next two months, according to police, Bradley sexually assaulted the victim on several occasions. The victim and her mother moved out of the state in October 2008.
In August 2009, the victim reported the abuse to the Tennessee Child Advocacy Center. The child, however, was able to relate just the first name of the suspect. The victim’s grandmother learned the full name of the suspect recently and contacted the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit of the Reno Police Department. The investigation was re-opened and detectives were able to identify, locate and interview Bradley a few days ago. On Thursday, Bradley was arrested for two counts of sexual assault on a minor, and two counts of lewdness with a minor under 14.
Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Reno Police Department Detective Division at 334-2115 or Secret Witness at 322-4900.