MINDEN, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- According to Undersheriff Paul Howell with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Derek Paul Kalaman -- who was arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-old -- has been released from jail.
Howell tells News 4 charges are not being pressed against Kalaman at this time due to lack of sufficient means to keep him in custody.
According to court precedent, a suspect's confession or admission of a crime is not in itself adequate evidence upon which to file criminal charges, and -- although Kalaman confessed to molesting the victim at least three times over the course of one year -- court precedent overrides it.
Howell states there have been unique challenges in the process of interviewing the child victim, but preliminary investigation suggests the victim’s mother and Kalaman were in a relationship of sorts.
Howell says the investigation is ongoing to develop other evidence in addition to the Kalaman's confession.