Man arrested for sexually assaulting a child under 14

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Updated: 2/15/2013 7:04 pm
SUN VALLEY, Nev. (KRNV & -- The Washoe County Sheriff's Office Special Operations and Investigations Division say they have arrested a 39-year-old man for sexual assault of a child under the age of 14 in Sun Valley.

On February 14, 2013, Crimes versus Children’s Detectives interviewed Gene Sherman following allegations he had sexual contact with the child. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Sherman, while staying with a family friend during October and November 2012, had sexual contact with their child.

Sherman left the area and moved to Oregon where he was initially interviewed by Detectives in Newport, Oregon. Sherman had just returned to Reno when he was found by Detectives and interviewed regarding the allegations. Police say, after the interview, he was arrested for sexual assault against a child under the age of 14 and lewdness with a minor under 14.

Sherman is being held at the Washoe County Detention Facility without bail.

If anyone has information regarding this crime they are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 775-328-3320 or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900,, or text a Secret Witness tip to 847411 (TIP 411) keyword - SW.

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